Celebrate Groundbreaking for Seward Park Renovation Friday Morning

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Much of Seward Park has been shrouded in construction fencing in recent weeks, as the city begins a major renovation project there. On Friday morning, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver comes to the Lower East Side to celebrate the groundbreaking.

Seward Park was selected for the mayor’s “Parks Without Borders” program, which is intended to more effectively integrate parks into surrounding communities. Seward was selected in large part due to strong community support during a citywide competition for funding. The $6.4 million project includes new pavement, curbs, benches, game tables, drinking fountains, trees and other plantings.

The groundbreaking will take place 9 a.m. Friday at East Broadway and Essex streets. Community members are encouraged to attend. RSVP to special.events@parks.nyc.gov or by calling 212-408-0111.  For more information, visit the Seward Park Conservancy, which led the grass roots campaign to refurbish the park.

Read our previous coverage here.