HIGHLAND PARK — Throngs of kids and adults swarmed over York Park today during a grand opening celebration and street festival for the $3 million park and playground, complete with a rattlesnake slide and outdoor xylophone. But this is not your typical park.
Unlike a traditional park, there’s little in the way of grass or playing fields. Instead, York Park, built on the site of a former gas station at York Boulevard and Avenue 50, features several play areas with orange and teal-colored shock absorbent pavement, a mini amphitheater and musical play equipment. The relatively small park reflects the many ideas proposed during a lengthy series of community meetings and votes.
Construction on the park began last year, and workers will still on the site on Friday trying to finish the park in time for today’s grand opening.
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