Our Town: Parks Department Considers Senior Citizen Play Areas

chapendraviaflickr 0 Our Town: Parks Department Considers Senior Citizen Play AreasThe Parks Department is considering setting aside part of John Jay Park for senior citizens, according to an article in Our Town.

The park is, rather unsurprisingly, on the Upper East Side, a neighborhood rife with senior citizens:

The southeast corner of the park, which is between East 76th and 78th streets by the East River, next to the bathhouse, would be transformed into a senior citizens’ playground. Instead of jungle gyms and ball fields, older folks could use low-impact exercise equipment, play on checker and chess boards, go to an outdoor yoga class, or just read in quiet.

Councilwoman Jessica Lappin has allocated $250,000 for the project.

Read about it here.

drubinstein@observer.com