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McGolrick Park Playground Opening Delayed After Failing to Pass Inspection

McGolrick Park playground under construction. (Photo: Nathaly Pesantez)

Oct. 11, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

The McGolrick Park playground continues to be closed off after a scheduled opening last month, which the city says is due to a failed inspection.

The playground was on track to open some time in mid-September after being closed off for a year’s worth of renovations, but some problem areas have kept the playground from opening, NYC Parks said.

“While this project is substantially completed, certain parts of the playground did not pass our final inspection,” said Maeri Ferguson, a NYC Parks spokesperson.

The playground’s safety surface and iron fencing are the main issues, and must be fixed for the playground to be able to be enjoyed safely.

NYC Parks said an inspection is scheduled for today, and will open the playground as soon as possible if the issues are resolved.

An exact date, however, was not provided for the playground’s opening. Mary Salig, North Brooklyn Parks Administrator for NYC Parks, noted at Tuesday’s Community Board 1 meeting that the playground will be opening “some time this fall.”

Update 10/11 2:12 p.m. – Following inspection, NYC Parks will reopen the McGolrick Park playground on Oct. 13, according to Council Member Stephen Levin.

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Kathleen Konen

I see the playground is opening this afternoon. Perfect day for some fun in the playground. Yay!

Kathleen Konen

Ridiculous. The neighborhood deserves better. This park is a NYC and neighborhood treasure. This problem should have been noticed along time ago and taken care of. A year to redo a playground?!


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