Schoolyards turn into playgrounds for mayor's PlaNYC

School is out for the summer, but school playgrounds will remain open to communities, the mayor announced Monday.Mayor Michael Bloomberg is turning 69 schoolyards into

BROOKLYN - School is out for the summer, but school playgrounds will remain open to communities, the mayor announced Monday.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is turning 69 schoolyards into year-round playgrounds as part of his PlaNYC 2030. The plan calls for every resident to be within a 10-minute walk of a park by 2030.

Bloomberg said the 69 playgrounds will serve approximately 100,000 people from 8 a.m. until dusk. The city plans to convert more than 200 schoolyards to playgrounds in the future.

Some lawmakers are praising the move, saying the schoolyards were underutilized in the past.

The plan will cost about $111 million.

Related Information:List of playgrounds open and set to open

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents who their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Presidents Day
The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 2 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
A man is accused of an armed robbery 3 Man accused of armed robbery at Brownsville beauty supply store
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what the most 4 Word on the Street: Traffic congestion
A two-alarm fire broke out at a bakery 5 2-alarm fire breaks out at Williamsburg bakery

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE