Conservancy Also Asks New Yorkers To Share Central Park Playground Memories

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A major effort has been launched to raise money for the purpose of sprucing up all 21 playgrounds in Central Park.

Renovations already have begun at one of the park’s playgrounds along East 110th Street, at the north end of the park in Harlem. The playground is expected to reopen next month.

The Central Park Conservancy’s new project, called “Central Play,” plans to raise $40 million from private donations.

As work on the project goes ahead, the conservancy has asked New Yorkers to share their favorite memories of Central Park playgrounds, by posting photos or videos on the conservancy website, posting stories to the conservancy’s Facebook timeline, or tweeting with the hashtag #centralplay. The conservancy will share the best stories and images over Facebook.

Construction to upgrade the recreation areas will happen over the next five years.

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