Old Bronx dump is set to become a Monet masterpiece
Some say a dump land others say a park. Mayor Bloomberg struck a chord with Bronx residents when he struck the ground at Barretto Point Park, marking the commencement of the parks face-lift.
Bronx officials are digging together to turn the former and illegal dump site into a waterfront esplanade. The new park?s picturesque blueprints include access to the East River, something Bronx residents say they have been waiting for, an amphitheater, a stage overlooking the water and paths along the shore. The park will also provide visitors a chance to exert their muscles on the designed athletic courts, playground equipment and boat house.
Before construction workers began creating the new masterpiece, the Parks and Recreation Department along with the Department of Environmental Protection worked to clean up the lot and decontaminate the area.
The project is set to completed by the fall of 2006 and will cost approximately $7 million.