Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 10:06

NYC Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Herman D. Farrell Jr., and community members announce $1.75 million in improvements to J. Hood Wright Park and Recreation Center.

The renovations, generously funded by the City Council and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, included reconstruction of the central lawn panel with additional water access and drainage, replacement of the safety surface under the main unit in the playground, and reconstruction of the dog run with water access and repaving of paths and the entrance ramp from Pinehurst Street.

In addition to improvements made to the park, work is also underway on the recreation center, which involves the installation of an HVAC system and repairs to the roof, including the distinctive cupola.