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Steve Lawitts joins City officials

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Renovation Of Van Cortlandt Park's Parade Ground

DEP First Deputy Commissioner Steve Lawitts joined City officials on Tuesday, October 21, to break ground on $15 million in reconstruction to the 65-acre Parade Ground in Van Cortlandt Park. The funds come from the construction of the Croton Water Filtration Plant under the park’s Mosholu Golf Course Driving Range, through the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the Municipal Water Finance Authority. When complete, the Croton Filtration Plant will provide New York City with up to 30% of its daily water supply, and ensure the viability of our drinking water system for decades to come.

The dependability of our water supply system and enhanced parks facilities are both important components of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative and key aspects of a better, more sustainable City, and the Van Cortlandt Park renovations are a great example of the tremendous work the Parks Department has already undertaken to ensure that all Bronx residents have better access to green space.

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