THE BRONX - City officials on Friday revealed the new design plans for the Mount Hope Garden.

In addition to the garden, it will feature a playground and a sitting area.

The project was spearheaded by Mayor Bill de Blasio's office, Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez Rosa, member of Community Board 5 and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera.

Construction on the garden is expected to commence in spring 2017, and the park should be open to the public by spring 2019.