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Renderings: One Vision of An Improved Seward Park | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
Renderings from: Seward Park Conservancy. Seward Park, home of America's first municipal playground, has a lot going for it. But could it be improved? Members of the Seward Park Conservancy say, "Yes!" This is why they're pushing hard for new city funding through a competition called Parks Without Borders. Last week, officials with the Parks Department came to Community Board 3's Parks Committee meeting to help local residents envision how the public space could be transformed. The $40 million NYC initiative is meant to enhance the connections between local parks and surrounding communities. Through the elimination of high fences, the renovation of adjacent spaces and other design innovations, "Parks Without Borders" seeks to improve accessibility. A new vision for Staus Square. The Seward Park Conservancy was at the meeting in force, encouraging locals to vote for Seward Park in an online poll. They also passed out a brochure to get people thinking about what might be possible; the