Benson Park renovation opens, $1.5 million project celebrated
On Thursday, Councilmember Vincent Gentile joined the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to open the newly renovated basketball courts at Benson Playground, located at Bath Avenue between Bay 22nd and 23rd streets.
Gentile had allocated $1.5 million for the renovations in 2015. NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Borough Parks Commissioner Marty Maher and Gentile all attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Nearly 100 students from P.S. 200 were also there for the unveiling of the newly renovated portion of Benson Playground. The playground design was the result of extensive community input from local residents and nearby schools.