A Park for All Seasons: Bryant ParkI was at Bryant Park talking to one of the staff who runs the board games area. They said they get a lot of people from Hell's Kitchen which surprised me. He said the reason was that there is nothing to do in Hells Kitchens Parks. I've surveyed all the activities in these parks and he's right, there are only a very limited number of active, passive or social recreational activities for adults in most of Hell's Kitchens Parks and other open spaces. And as it turns out the same goes for Chelsea's parks and other open spaces.
Here's the Activities in Bryant Park
Bryant Park Recreation Activities
|Reading Room at Bryant Park|
|Bryant park games are stored in this locker|
Creating Our own Low Cost Bryant Parks
Bryant Park is the most well rounded park in the area. It offers a mix of active, passive, group, social, solitary and 2 person recreational activities. However in 2000 the budget for Bryant Park was $2.9 million dollars, so it takes a lot of money for Bryant Park to be Bryant Park.
Is it possible to create a Bryant Park like experience for our community without the Bryant Park Budget? for the answer see:
If we own it, we loan it