The renovations at Jackie Robinson Park–part of the city's Parks Without Borders initiative–are now officially complete.
NYC Parks unveiled the park's $4.7 million upgrades last week, which include a series of refurbished entrances, walkways, stairways as well as new fencing and benches.
The historic Harlem park, which stretches from 145th to 155th Streets between Edgecombe and Bradhurst Avenues, was nominated for the initiative by the community.
It first opened in 1911 as Colonial Park and was renamed for the baseball legend in 1978.
For those interested in a stroll, the three main areas of improvement include:
• The southern edge of the park along 145th Street, with renovated entrances on either side, plus a refreshed path and stairs connecting the two.
• The western edge of the park along Edgecombe Avenue, now featuring new decorative fencing and benches. The roadway next to it has been turned into one of the city's open streets.
• The northwest corner of the park, with a reopened entrance at Edgecombe Avenue near 155th Street connecting to Bradhurst Avenue and 152nd Street via a freshly-paved path and repaired stairs.
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