Seward Park Concept Plans to Be Presented Feb. 16

Rendering by Ron Castellano.

Rendering by Ron Castellano.

Coming up next Thursday evening, Feb. 16, the NYC Parks Department will be unveiling its conceptual design for a face lift of Seward Park.

The Lower East Side public space was one of the winners of the city’s Parks Without Borders Program. $6.4 million has been allocated to refurbish areas on the periphery of the park, including the space in front of the public library and the plaza on Essex Street.

There was a large turnout during a community visioning event held this past November. The conceptual design is meant to incorporate some of the ideas brought up at that session. Members of the public will be able to offer their comments during the upcoming meeting. The Parks Department will then move ahead with a schematic design.

The meeting of CB3’s Parks Committee will be held at BRC Senior Center, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. The renovation project has been a major priority for the Seward Park Conservancy.