Ranaqua Park Ground Breaking Ceremony

Community Education Council 7 president Hakiem A. Yahmadi (2nd from l), Community Board 1 district manager Cedric Loftin (3rd from l), Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa (c), NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver (3rd from r), City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (2nd from r) and children from Mott Haven Academy broke ground in Ranaqua Park.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

A ground breaking ceremony was held at Ranaqua Park on Tuesday, May 23 to mark the start of $3.5 million renovations as part of the Community Parks Initiative.

The project will reconstruct the playground and synthetic field and install new play equipment for children ages two to 12, a seating plaza, new lighting, swings, game tables, drinking foundations and a bike rack.

The project is anticipated to be completed by this December.

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