Saw Mill playground construction gets underway
With construction beginning at the Saw Mill playground, Mayor Bill de Blasio has continued to deliver on his promise to upgrade parks across the five boroughs.
Almost three years ago, $130 million was proposed to go to parks in low-income areas across the city, nine of which are in the Bronx. Now that project is finally getting underway.
Awilda Reillo is a teacher at P.S. 179, which is right next to the playground on East 138th Street. She says she is happy that kids will soon have a place for recess.
The Parks Department said in a statement that when the project in completed the reconstruction visitors to the park will enjoy upgrades that include a new multipurpose court area, a new synthetic turf field and track and a comfort station.
Saw Mill playground is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018.