Motorcade will oppose playground’s conversion into public park

February 23, 2021 Jaime DeJesus
Motorcade will oppose playground’s conversion into public park
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Assemblymember William Colton will lead a motorcade Feb. 24 to protest the city’s plan to convert the playground at David A. Boody I.S. 228 into a public park.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. outside the playground at 228 Ave. S.

Participants are encouraged to bring their children. Protest signs will be provided for each car.

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According to NYC Parks, the project, which is part of the Schoolyards to Playground program, received $4,602,785 in mayoral and federal funding. Construction will begin in March and be completed next year.

The new park will include basketball, volleyball, handball and tennis courts, along with a picnic area, a performance stage, amphitheater seating and game tables.

Colton believes the project will create serious safety, health and quality-of-life problems for the school and the neighborhood.

“The community must speak up and our voices must be heard,” he said.

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