On January 15, 1940, the New York City Department of Parks announced the completion of this “new facility” at Alexander Ave. and 136th St.:
“It contains four handball courts, a large, open, bi[t]uminous-surfaced play area for group games, small and large swings, see-saws, slides, a jungle gym, a completely equipped playground with sand pit and wading pool for smaller children, and a comfort station. A planting area with shade trees borders the playground. Numerous concrete benches have been provided.
…[This park was] designed by the Park Department and built by the Work Projects Administration…” (http://kermitproject.org)
The park was renamed for Private Carlos J. Lozada in 1995.
http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/pdf/1940a.html#1940/01/15 http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/projects.html http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/lozada-playground
Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on June 7, 2015.
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