Pinocchio Playground – Glendale NY

Description

On September 30, 1941, Parks announced the opening of a new playground behind Public School 119 to be shared by the Department of Parks and the Board of Education. The press release explained that the playground was divided in two sections. In the south section, “A central free play area is flanked by three combination volleyball Legend basketball courts with removable goal posts, and a string, three shuffleboard courts and four paddle tennis courts. This entire section may be used for roller skating and flooded for ice skating.” The north section contained benches and trees, a brick comfort station, a wading pool, seesaws and slides. The playground was “constructed by the Work Projects Administration from plans prepared by the Department of Parks.”

The playground is now known as Pinocchio Playground.

Source notes

Department of Parks, Press Release, September 30, 1941
New York City Parks Department New Deal Projects 1934-43
NYC Parks - Pinocchio Playground

Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on December 21, 2016.

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Location Info


75th St. and Cooper Ave.
Glendale, NY 11385

Coordinates: 40.70573795133467, -73.87533646137695

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