Eli By Eli • December 2, 2017

"The Greenest Borough"

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 Did you know that New York City has more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities? Staten Island alone has over 170 parks with more than 12,300 acres of protected parkland - more than one third of the Island's total land mass! (SILive.com) With so much ground to cover, where does one even start when exploring "The Greenest Borough" in New York?
 
A good place to start is by visiting NYC Parks & Recreation's Historical Signs Project whose mission is two-fold: teach New Yorkers about the city's rich park history and by doing so, develop communities that seek to nurture these important public spaces. In fact, the park across from Staten Island FunPark was recently rededicated to honor one of Parks' greatest community advocates.
 

Christopher J. Igneri passed away nearly four years ago and was a former Parks & Rec. Director for most of his 35 years working for the department. He was also a certified referee who coached basketball for various local organizations including Tottenville High School. In honor of his community service, NYC Parks has rededicated the park on Schmidts Lane between Manor Road and La Guardia Avenue.

 

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The Christopher J. Igneri Playground offers areas for guests to hang out and play, including handball courts, swings, basketball courts, and a water play area. We at SI FunPark are excited to serve our neighborhood alongside organizations and projects that offer fun activities for families and visitors of all ages.

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