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In September 2012, GrowNYC partnered with the Walt Disney Company and Omni New York LLC on a Kaboom! playground and garden build at Grote Street Apartments in the Bronx.
More than 200 volunteers from Disney and Omni built the entire playground and garden in one day, creating more than 3,000 square feet of new open space for Grote Street's residents to enjoy.
The playground features brand new play equipment, fresh mulch, and healthy living murals. The garden was planted with dozens of organic and heirloom vegetables, and also includes evergreens, recycling areas, and lots of shaded seating.
Grote Street Apartments is two Mitchell-Lama affordable housing buildings owned by Omni New York LLC. The playground space was previously a courtyard and parking lot, and the garden space was previously unused.