City to resume work on more than 100 pandemic-stalled parks projects

The city will resume construction this spring on more than 100 parks projects stalled by the pandemic, with the bulk of the projects serving neighborhoods that have a historic lack of green space, officials said.

The $417 million investment aims to make 104 of the city’s parks and playgrounds more sustainable and accessible. New rain gardens, tree plantings and the use of recycled and resilient materials are among the upgrades, city officials said. Some 62% of the projects are located in underserved neighborhoods, as identified by the city’s Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity. They include Brownsville in Brooklyn, Jackson Heights in Queens and Mott Haven

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