A long-running storytelling series in Prospect Park, funded by the Foundation, began at the Ocean Avenue Playground, with master storyteller Cooper-Moore. The Foundation commissioned sculptor and artist Otto Neals to cast a bronze sculpture of Ezra’s iconic characters Peter and Willie for a new playground planned for the site. Tupper Thomas of the Prospect Park Alliance made the project a reality. In 1997 the Imagination Playground opened with Peter and Willie as a prominent installation, at which storyteller Tammy Hall continues the tradition of spinning tales every Saturday in July and August. In 2016 the sculpture was designated a Literary Landmark by the NYC Department of Parks and United for Libraries.