Kossuth Playground opened on September 6, 1930. Located along the historic Mosholu Parkway at Mosholu Parkway North and Kossuth Avenue, it is named for Lajos Kossuth (1802–1894), a leader in the Hungarian radical reform movement of the 1830s. The new playground featured a recreation building, basketball court, volleyball court, shuffleboard court, swings, slides, seesaws, and climbing equipment. The playground is one of several features along the parkway, which also boasts a WWI monument by Jerome Conner at Marion Avenue, depicting a group of American doughboys in action; and a baseball field at Webster Avenue named for Frank “Fordham Flash” Frisch (1898–1973), a major league baseball player and manager from the Bronx. The southern end of the parkway borders the New York Botanical Garden, the internationally renowned public garden and research institution; and the 52nd Police Precinct at Webster Avenue, which is a New York City landmark. A monument to Kossuth, designed by Hungarian sculptor Janos Horvai (1873–1944), stands at Riverside Drive and 113th Street in Manhattan. Hungarian Independence Day (March 15) is celebrated in front of the monument.
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This project will reconstruct the playground to include new play equipment, spray shower features, basketball courts, fencing, pavement, benches, lighting and plantings.
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With the help of Partnerships for Parks' "People Makes Parks" program, FOMP created a community visioning summary in 2016.
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