Roosevelt Island Blackwell Park Playground Now Open And With Children Playing - What Do You Think Of It?
Rebecca Knell shares this photo of Roosevelt Island's new playground/tot lot at Blackwell Park which had its Grand Opening earlier this afternoon
Image From Rebecca Knell
And now with children!Anybody try it out yet? What do you think?
UPDATE 9/20 - Here are some scenes from the Grand Opening and a succinct review by one young lady in the playground who simply said:
Before the playground opened, excited children and their parent lined up for the ribbon cutting.
Image From RIOC
Image From RIOC
RIOC shares these scenes from yesterday's Blackwell Park Playground opening and reports:
Fay Christian emceed the event,More scenes of yesterday's playground opening from RIOC
then Ellen Polivy said a few words
before we proceeded to the ribbon-cutting. Sarah Willard of Hudson-Related, Fay Christian of the RIOC Board of Directors, Howard and Ellen Polivy of RIRA and Louis Schwartz of Monadnock Construction cut the ribbon
before the excited crowd of children rushed onto the playground to have fun.
and Roosevelt Island residents.
UPDATE 9 PM - A Roosevelt Island mom is concerned with the safety of the new playground equipment. Susy del Campo Perea writes:
The screws are falling downUPDATE 9/23 - More here.
and one was just laying around the floor, now on my possession out of kids harm way.
This playground is not safe at all.
Image of parent (Susy) holding equipment screw found on playground From Brianna Warsing
I have the screw with me at home. And I am not giving it back until a real engineer on behalf of the state and/or city could really assure me and the rest of the families that the playground is safe. Cause so far it isn't.
By the way, the door of the swings is also broken
and it also is a hazard for our little ones (all ages).