Construction of New Playground to Begin at Brooklyn's East River State Park
as Part of $350,000 Statewide Gift from Nestlé Juicy Juice
Williamsburg Park Caps Commitment from Nestlé Juicy Juice to Install Seven Playgrounds for
Families and Youngsters at New York State Parks
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 27, 2009 -- During a time of state budget shortfalls, NESTLÉ® JUICY
JUICE® swings into action with a $350,000 commitment to build playgrounds across the state. With park visits
and playground usage on the rise during this down economy, public-private partnerships provide a means to add
new services without tapping state budgets.
A new play area for children will take center stage at East River State Park, a seven-acre waterfront park located
along the East River in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The play area provides a much-needed
community gathering spot for families and young children, and combines unbeatable views of the Manhattan
skyline and open green space for recreation and relaxation. Now more families in Brooklyn and statewide have
access to new, interactive play areas in seven New York state parks.
"Our community parks and green spaces are more important than ever during a tough economy and we're seeing
a rise in visitation numbers at all of our state parks," explains Carol Ash, commissioner of the New York State
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). "The Nestlé Juicy Juice commitment represents
new experiences and fun for an estimated 4 million New York families during the next year that would otherwise
have not been possible in the current economic climate."
Children will have a chance to climb, swing and slide on playgrounds at the beach, in urban and suburban
neighborhoods as well as at more remote natural settings. New playgrounds were installed at Jones Beach and
Robert Moses on Long Island, East River, Saratoga Spa, Green Lakes near Syracuse, and Letchworth State Parks.
Another Juicy Juice play area is also being installed at Wellesley Island Stat