A path in the park's Alpine Garden was tagged with messages in white spray paint.
Parents say the old playground was prone to puddles and didn't have enough swings for older kids.
Previous city plans proposed eliminating the swimming pool at Jesse Owens due to lack of funding.
Von King Cultural Arts Center has been shuttered, effective immediately, due to the alarm issue.
The Red Hook park has been closed since last spring for renovations.
The EDC asked for a total of $67.3 million for dunes, new access points and to pay for concrete planks.
Locals have been lobbying for new spots to barbecue on the park's east side for more than a year.
A host of al fresco dining options in Central and Riverside parks is slated to reopen soon.
The Parks Department found signs of decay in the century-old tree and deemed it a safety hazard.
The city is looking for a vendor to run a new bike rental kiosk in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
The park at Sutton Place South won't be completed until fall 2016, the Parks Department said.
Crews will install new seating, water fountains and an electrical scoreboard, officials said.
City agencies agreed on a compromise that will allow a stalled $1.5 million renovation to move forward.
The pool at Jesse Owens Playground is not wheelchair accessible and needs upgrades.
Work will finally begin on Father Fagan Park, nearly four years after the City Council allocated funds.
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