Central Park North and its $150M Improvements
One of the greatest things about New York City is Central Park. It has just about everything you could want or ask for in a city park: a carousel, a zoo, ball fields, clay tennis courts, rowboats, restaurants, open lawns, playgrounds, fountains, statues, theaters, a castle, a garden, dirt running paths, bird watching, a skating rink, and a pool.
Well, after over 50 years, the park is getting a new pool, which will be converted into an ice skating rink in the winters. The Central Park Conservancy will also be repairing damaged landscape at the north end of the park near the pool and will be creating more recreational activities. The project is an impressive undertaking in collaboration between the city’s Parks Department and the Conservancy.
The design looks to create spaces that connect the park’s architecture and landscape. We are really excited by the renderings provided by Susan T Rodriguez Architecture/Design!
The Conservancy will raise $100M, and the City has allocated the remaining $50M to go towards the $150M budget to improve Central Park North.
Groundbreaking is not expected to begin until the Spring of 2021, so it will still be a few more years before we get a new pool and skating rink!
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