Crotona Park Play Center On Crotona Park West (Fulton Avenue) and East 173rd
Street. Like many other WPA constructions (such as the Orchard Beach bathhouse
and the Van Cortlandt Park
) it has become somewhat discolored over the years due to the
low quality of the constructions materials; the WPA saw its duty as spending
as much of its budget as possible on employing people, which meant spending
less on materials.