A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the $3 million renovation of Martin Luther King Park, located along Malcolm X Boulevard between West 113th and 114th streets in the southern end of Harlem. The park will get entirely new basketball courts, playgrounds, a water play area, and a turf area. Other upgrades include an outdoor fitness center, as well as new vegetation and a comfort station. Quennell Rothschild & Partners is the landscape architect. The project is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Community Park Initiative, where a total of 56 existing parks around the city will see renovations.
Groundbreaking ceremony at Martin Luther King Park. From left to right: Ruby Kitchen, President of MLK Tenants’ Association; Geoffrey Eaton (Rep. Charles Rangel’s office); State Senator Bill Perkins; Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver; State Assembly Member Keith Wright, and Karen Horry, Community Board 10’s Parks Committee Chair. Credit: Quennell Rothschild & Partners.
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