By Dan Bader, DNAinfo
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For the first time Zead Ramadan can remember, the central lawn in J. Hood Wright Park is green.
Ramadan, a Community Board 12 Parks and Recreation Committee member, grew up playing baseball in the upper Manhattan park, but said the fields were always a sandlot, and never had a sheaf of grass.
“I think I’m the only one in [my] college baseball [team] that didn’t play on a grass field,” said Ramadan, who was among a half dozen community leaders and dignitaries who turned out for Friday’s ribbon cutting for the improved park, which has received $1.75 million in renovations in the past year.
“This is the place in Northern Manhattan that is most close to my heart,” he added. “I’m so glad that this park, the place that pretty much raised me,” is being improved on.
See below for the J. Hood Wright Park Portfolio courtesy of Briana E. Heard.