In October 1935, the New York City Department of Parks announced the opening of twelve new playgrounds, including this one at Hunts Point. Although the release does not specify federal involvement, researcher Frank da Cruz explains here that “it is safe to say that every single project completed by the NYC Park Department during the 1930s was federally funded to some degree.” After April 1935, the WPA was especially involved in the development of the New York park system.
http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/projects.html http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/pdf/1935.html#1935/10/14 http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/parksprojects.html#commentary
Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on July 27, 2015.
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