Central Park Playground renovated Scrapbook

| 19 Oct 2015 | 02:00

Central Park’s East 72nd Street Playground reopened Oct. 15, with a brief ceremony to mark the completion of a comprehensive renovation.

The Central Park Conservancy removed the steel panel fence and replaced it with a low seat wall around the edge of the play zone; installed a lightweight mesh fence that meanders through landscape plantings to ensure the play environment is contained while improving its relationship to the surrounding landscape; reconstructed water and sand play to make them more fun and more accessible to all children, including those who use wheelchairs; and built a new climber connecting to the pyramid climber, and added new slides as well as tire and strap swings.

The East 72nd Street Playground reconstruction was made possible by The LeRoy Schecter Foundation.