U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and City Councilmember Ben Kallos posed for a photo Friday at the newly renovated Carl Schurz Park Playground. 

“This is the only park serving the entire 80s,” said City Councilmember Ben Kallos, explaining the playground’s importance to the surrounding blocks. “This means that children will have a place to go outside safely and equipment to play on as we ride out this pandemic.”

Kallos, who posed for a photo at the new playground Friday alongside U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, noted that he’d grown up playing on the same equipment that had remained in the park until last fall, signaling how old and in need of repair it was.

Read more about the renovations to Carl Schurz Park Playground in Patch.