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SEE IT: City Unveils First Renderings of Long-Sought 20th Street Park

By Maya Rajamani | December 9, 2016 4:41pm | Updated on December 12, 2016 8:58am
 Initial renderings reveal features including two play structures, a synthetic turf area and seating.
20th Street Park Renderings
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CHELSEA — A Sanitation Department lot on West 20th Street is one step closer to becoming a park.

The city’s Parks Department on Thursday unveiled initial renderings of a long-sought public park at 140 W. 20th St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

A schematic for the new park maps the location of features including two play structures — one for 2- to 5-year-olds and one for 5- to 12-year-olds — a shaded seating area, a “temporary public art pedestal” and art display area and a synthetic turf area.


The design also includes a ground spray water feature for children.

For years, residents led by Friends of 20th Street Park have campaigned to convert the 10,000-square-foot, city-owned lot into a green space.

The estimated $5.8 million project has secured funding from the the mayor’s office, Councilman Corey Johnson’s office and private donations.

Demolishing the structure currently on the lot will last nine months, and work on the park is expected to wrap up in the first half of 2019, a Parks Department spokeswoman said on Friday.