Bronx New Deal - Photo #384 - Bufano Park

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Photo:  Frank da Cruz, 19 July 2018.
Bufano Park in the Schuylerville section of the East Bronx, occupying a full city block bounded by La Salle, Edison, Waterbury, and Bradford Avenues (MAP). A WPA creation, Bufano Park opened on August 26, 1939[1]. Originally a park as well as a playground, it has been remodeled significantly since 1939 but retains some of its original features, notably the landscaping, handball courts, comfort station, and the concrete benches. New features include basketball courts and a roller hockey court complete with scoreboard.
References
  1. New York City Parks Department Press Release, August 26, 1939: "This playground was planned by the Department of Parks and the work performed by the Work Projects Administration."
  2. Bufano Park, NY City Parks Department website (accessed 20 July 2018); scant information here.
The New Deal in NYC 1932-1943 | Frank da Cruz | fdc@columbia.edu