Refurbished Seward Park Basketball Court Finally Reopens, Just in time for Summer’s End
The unofficial end of summer is upon us. Perfect timing for the debut of the rehabilitated Seward Park basketball courts, which was supposed to have been finished already.
Three months after our last follow-up, the courts are finally complete, repainted (with Parks Department logo), and realigned. There are seven brand new hoops with fabric nets (that probably won’t last through the fall).
The reason for the immense delay was reportedly the contractor itself. The Parks Department admitted as much to Community Board 3 back in May, noting that the absentee contractor of choice had been somewhat of a disappointment. Their attention was reportedly divided amongst several parks around the city.
The Seward Park basketball court was identified as one of four Manhattan sites eligible for reconstruction and resurfacing via $2.2 million in city funding. In fact, three are located on the Lower East Side.