Bryant Park


From Rink to Lawn

Winter Village packs up for the season as the park undergoes its annual transformation.

Angelito Jusay

Last week’s cold snap gave skaters at The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village one last chance to glide in wintry air on our ice. It was a perfect way to say farewell to the best Winter Village season yet.

In what will seem an astonishingly short time, park visitors who have been enjoying our wintertime activities will be taking Tai Chi classes, listening to great poetry, meditating, and basking in the sun on the Lawn. The annual transition of Bryant Park is underway, and we’re eager to bring out our warm-weather programming. 

Chief among our immediate tasks is the installation of the Lawn. We began disassembling Winter Village immediately upon its closing, and once all the materials are out of the way, Park Manager Brian Schliessman will begin preparations, including inspecting the irrigation and drainage systems, grading the area, and pouring the root-zone mixture. Then he’ll roll out the sod, which he has already chosen and is currently growing in New Jersey. Everything is weather-dependent, but like most years, he has his eyes on early to mid-May for the lawn opening.   

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