Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 11:32

Vacca Dedicates New Play Area at Loreto Playground

Renovations Completed After Funding Secured by Vacca

Council Member James Vacca, Parks Department Commissioner Adrian Benepe, and Parks Bronx Borough Commissioner Hector Aponte, joined community leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Loreto Playground to celebrate the newly renovated play areas at the park.

The renovations, which began in March 2011 and were completed last month, were funded with $500,000 that Vacca was able to allocate through the City Council. The restorations include a reconstructed bocce court, a new play area for toddlers, wheelchair-accessible equipment, new planting beds, benches and fencing, game tables, and a new drainage system that relieved past flooding problems.

A,ong the dignitaries were NYC Council Member James Vacca, Adrian Benepe, New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Hector Aponte , Bronx Parks Commissioner
Angela Deegan, St. Francis Xavier School Principal, Jeremy Warneke, Community Board 11 District Manager, the students of St. Francis Xavier and other community leaders.