NYC Parks Envisions Futuristic Parks

A state-of-the-art Soofa Bench was installed in Highbridge Park on Tuesday, May 24.
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver joined more than 70 nationally renowned experts on parks and public space at the ‘Parks Without Borders: Ideas for the Next Generation of Urban Parks and Public Space’ summit on Tuesday, May 24. The summit included the announcement of eight parks selected throughout the five boroughs to showcase the Parks Without Borders Design approach and the introduction of the ‘Soofa Bench’, a solar-powered piece of futuristic park furniture. The Soofa Bench can seat up to three guests and allows them to charge their phones and mobile devices using sustainable energy.

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