on 6th Avenue between Minetta Lane and West 3rd
Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City. Built by the WPA
and opened November 22, 1935.
York City Department of Parks Press Release 21 November 1935. Announces
the opening ceremony of this and six other playgrounds, to be addressed by
Harry L. Hopkins, Federal Works Progress Administrator, as well as
Mayor La Guardia, Robert Moses, and several others as speakers.
Playground - History, NYC Department of Parks website. "Minetta
Playground is located at Minetta Lane, West 3rd Street, and the Avenue of
the Americas. In 1934 Board of Transportation granted the Department of
Parks a permit to develop this parcel as a playground which opened the
- 7 New Play Areas Opened by Moses,
New York Times, November 23, 1935, p.17. "Seven new city
playgrounds, constructed as WPA projects, were formally opened and
dedicated yesterday at ceremonies presided over ty Park Commissioner Robert
Moses ... speakers included Harry L. Hopkins, Federal Works Progress
Administrator... The new Manhattan Parks that opened yesterday are at ...
Third Street and Minetta Lane...".