Int. No. 443
By Council Members Mark-Viverito, Van Bramer, Dromm, Ferreras, James, Palma and Williams
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring certain types of surfacing in parks.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-139 to read as follows:
§18-139 Surfacing in parks. Any location within a park under the jurisdiction of the commissioner that has not been used for permitted sports activity on an average of two or more times per month over the previous year shall not have artificial turf as surfacing material. The department shall have eighteen months from the effective date of this section to ensure that all parks or portions thereof in operation at the time of the effective date of this section are in compliance with this section. For purposes of this section, "artificial turf" shall mean a surface derived from synthetic fibers made to appear similar to natural grass.
§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.