Vadir Zaruma, 7, Elijah Vargas, 8, Joismeilys Valdez, 7, and Jaydanny Taveras, 8, all students at PS 75, break ground at Longfellow Park on East 165th Street on May 1 while flanked by parks officials and Community Board 2. The park, which has been closed for more than 10 years due to structural safety concerns but is scheduled to reopen in the fall, is one of 17 Bronx parks getting the funding they need from the city to reopen. Amenities will include play equipment, a spray shower, new seating, pavement, lighting, fencing, and greenery.

Longfellow Park to reopen in the fall

Longfellow Park, which has been closed for more than 10 years due to structural safety concerns, is scheduled to reopen in the fall. It is one of 17 Bronx parks that will reopen thanks to funding through the mayor’s Community Parks Initiative.


Vadir Zaruma, 7, Elijah Vargas, 8, Joismeilys Valdez, 7, and Jaydanny Taveras, 8, (left to right), all students at PS 75, break ground at Longfellow Park on East 165th Street on May 1, while flanked by parks officials and Community Board 2. The park, which has been closed for more than 10 years due to structural safety concerns, is scheduled to reopen in the fall. It is one of 17 Bronx parks set to reopen thanks to funding through the mayor’s Community Parks Initiative. Amenities will include play equipment, a spray shower, new seating, pavement, lighting, fencing, and greenery.

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