20th Street Park
For 5 years the people of Chelsea have fought for a park on 20th Street,the 20th Street Park. On Sunday November 8, 2015 , a $5.8 million dollar park was announced.
Given the location of a special needs library, just down the street from the new 20th Street Park, this is the perfect place to design from the ground up, a park as an inclusive playspace for all ages and abilities
utilizing the Library-Parks Recreation Model, with the nearby Heiskill
Library acting as both a parkhouse to lend recreation objects, and also
the location to borrow keys to lockers in this park(or on the street in
front of the park) that would hold recreation objects for all ages and abilities.
for recreation objects to borrow from the library, could come
from the NYPL, or city council district 3 council member Corey Johnson. I
talked with council member Johnson's office, and this is eligible to
be funded out of his district expense budget. Funding for the Lockers
and recreation objects that can
be borrowed from the lockers could come from the NYC Parks department
5.8 million dollar budget for this park.
Signage at both locations will connect the Heiskell Library with the 20th Street Park
Above, sign to hang on Library Facade, below sign to hang on Park Fence