Park rehab gets underway in Sunset
The kids of Sunset Park will have double the playground to playin and a more inviting park overall come January, 2013, when nearly$5 million in renovations are completed.
The renovations include a new multi-purpose synthetic turf fieldplus running track, the reconstruction of the nearby comfortstation and sitting area, new drinking fountains, new nighttimelighting, and landscaping that will make it easier for parents tokeep an eye on playing children. The area will also bedisability/wheelchair accessible.
Funding for the project is provided through $3.9 million incapital funding secured by Councilmember Sara González and $1million allocated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Fourth graders from P.S. 169 joined in at the groundbreakingceremony on Friday, November 18, which was led by González,Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, members ofCommunity Board Seven and the Sunset Park Revitalization andImprovement Group (SPRIG).