Renovating Highbridge Park: Taking the Next Step

The 130-acre Highbridge Park was selected as one of five parks in the city to receive $30 million in improvements through Mayor de Blasio’s Anchor Parks program, which is part of NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver’s Framework for an Equitable Future – a commitment to create thriving public spaces for all New Yorkers.

On November 28th, an enthusiastic crowd of people from around the community gathered at the Highbridge Recreation Center to share their ideas, hopes and concerns about the future of the park. In the following weeks, we heard from even more of you through the online suggestion portal. Thank you for all your input and interest in this project!

The NYC Parks design team has compiled and analyzed the exciting ideas you shared, identifying which ones came up the most and fit within the scope of a capital master plan.  Among these ideas were:

·         Increasing access and connectivity

·         Enhancing park maintenance and amenities

·         Strengthening gathering places

·         More sports opportunities

·         Improving play spaces, programming and placemaking opportunities

·         Adding lighting

What will happen next?

The Community Report Back meeting is your chance to learn more about the top concerns and priorities we heard and how we are planning to accommodate these in the proposed park master plan.  We will invite you to provide feedback on our initial recommendations, as your continued engagement is essential in planning for Highbridge Park’s future.

Kids are welcome to attend and contribute ideas.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Spanish translators will be present.

The site is accessible for people with disabilities.

WHEN
January 31, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
Highbridge Park
2301 Amsterdam (173rd St
New York, NY 10032
United States
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