Parks Department

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Upper West Side »

Playground 89 was at the center of a fight over whether to renovate the space or preserve it as is.

Columbia Street Waterfront District »

South Brooklyn Children's Garden was one of 34 gardens transferred to the Parks Department. 

Astoria »

A petition to fix and reopen the Charybdis Playground restrooms has more than 300 signatures.

Jackson Heights »

The bronze statue of a penguin has kept the neighborhood amused since 2001. 

Lower East Side »

Siempre Verde Garden was one of 34 community gardens designated as a permanent green space.

Central Harlem »

The city-owned gardens were slated for development but have been transferred to the Parks Department.

Fort Greene »

The Willoughby Avenue Entrance to Fort Greene Park is now open.

Midtown »

The city will start picking up the trees curbside on Jan. 4. 

Astoria »

The Parks Department will host a meeting on Jan. 6 to discuss design plans for the dog park.

Corona »

The reconstruction of the Passarelle, built in 1939, will get $125 million in renovations.

Greenwich Village »

The lights, originally part of an Improv Everywhere project, are staying up indefinitely.

Kips Bay »

Adults without kids will be banned from the L-shaped area around a Kips Bay playground.

East Williamsburg »

The brand new section of Cooper Park opened on Friday, Parks Department officials said. 

Greenpoint »

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park will host "It's a Wonderful Park" a kid-friendly event this Saturday.

Throgs Neck »

Donald Trump told Mitchell Silver to fix problems at the Ferry Point course left by the contractor.