Hell's Kitchen Park
In the 1960s, the civic authorities responding to the community's request for more recreation spaces, began to study the possibility of constructing a park on what was then a parking lot on Tenth Avenue between West 47th and 48th Street. On June 23, 1966, the Board of Estimate approved the acquisition through condemnation of the land. In September of that year, $400,000 in New York State grant-in-aid was approved to acquire the lot. Land studies delayed the project for several years, and the playground opened on December 4, 1979.
Throughout the 1980s, members of the 47th/48th Street Block Association and other residents hosted many gatherings and worked to keep the park a safe environment by getting lights installed on adjoining buildings. A fence was built in the late 1980s. In 2005, the park was reconstructed with $1.2 million allocated by Council Member Christine Quinn.
- "Hell's Kitchen Park Highlights". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
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