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Campus Playground Gets a Makeover

Play Area Provides Recreation for NYMC’s Young Residents

September 11, 2023
Man with children on a playground playing.

A good power wash, some primer and two fresh coats of paint spruced up the play set while new mats and a generous layer of mulch provide added safety features. Ordering replacement parts was a challenge, but Zeka and his dedicated team found what they needed to bring new life and restore the playground to its former glory.

“It was a fun project to work on but it’s even better to see the children of NYMC outside playing on it,” said Zeka. “I hope it brings many more years of smiles and joy to the campus children.”  

The playground began as a wish list of the Friends Club and students in 1996 who petitioned for a fun and safe play area for children living on campus. The late Albert Willner, M.D. ’43, and others stepped up to the plate with donations for the playground which was dedicated in November 1997.