Grote Street Playground and Garden

2311 Southern Blvd
Belmont, Bronx
Founded in 2012

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.


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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community gardens and urban farms in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.