Chelsea Park's $1.5 Million In Upgrades Now Complete
CHELSEA, NY — Construction work at a Chelsea park is officially completed, local leaders announced this week.
Clemente Clarke Moore Park, on Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets, just underwent some $1.5 million in construction work to make upgrades to the small park near the Highline.
"Clement Clarke Moore Park, affectionately called 'Seal Park,' is a shining example of what can happen when we come together to upgrade cherished playgrounds in our communities," City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said in a statement Wednesday.
A Community Board 4 leader, Lowell Kern, said the parks' upgrades were personal; his two sons in their 20s grew up playing in the park.
"I don't know how any dirt is left along the 22nd Street side because I thought it all ended up in my apartment," he said. "It is important to me that 'Seal Park' has been refurbished to bring the same adventures and memories to more generations of Chelsea kids."
Clement Clarke Moore Park has been reconstructed with a playground, spray shower, and a storm drainage system, as well as additional swings and ADA requirements. It was funded with $1.2 million from Johnson and about $335,000 from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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