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SECTION 241
Dedication or acquisition of land or buildings for playgrounds or neighborhood recreation centers
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 13
§ 241. Dedication or acquisition of land or buildings for playgrounds
or neighborhood recreation centers. The board of estimate and
apportionment of a city, or if there be no such board, the common
council, board of aldermen or corresponding legislative body, or the
governing board of any county outside of the city of New York, or of a
town or village, may designate and set apart for use as playgrounds or
neighborhood recreation centers any land or building owned by such
municipality and not dedicated or devoted to another inconsistent public
use; or such municipality may, with the approval of such local
authorities and in such manner as may be authorized or provided by law
for the acquisition of land for public purposes in such municipality,
acquire lands in such municipality for playgrounds or neighborhood
recreation centers, or if there be no law authorizing such acquisition,
the board of estimate and apportionment of such city, or if there be no
such board, the common council, board of aldermen or corresponding
legislative body, or the governing board of any such county, town or
village, may acquire land for such purpose by gift, private purchase or
by condemnation, or may lease lands or buildings in such municipality
for temporary use for such purpose.