Luxury Development Plagues Newly Reopened DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy

Posted on: June 18th, 2019 at 5:05 am by

The reimagined DeSalvio Playground debuted back in February. Now, four months later, access is partially restricted thanks to construction work on the neighboring luxury condo building.

A tipster sent us this photos illustrating the closure of both the basketball court and rock climbing feature. Contractors set down heavy foam and plywood surfacing while construction concludes on the 75 Kenmare development.

However, the kids hoop and sprinkler appear unaffected.

No word yet on how long these amenities will stay on the sidelines.

The upgraded park at Spring and Mulberry Streets has been popular amongst locals since reopening. Especially given the time invested in its $1.9 million renovation – over a decade.

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