Greenfield Puts More ‘Park’ In Borough Park

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Saturday, the Flatbush Scoop carried an article highlighting how in recent years, Councilman David Greenfield has secured substantial funding for numerous small parks in his district.

In his most recent example of bringing home the kosher pork, 3.1 Million has been earmarked for playground equipment in Gravesend Park,  located on 18th Avenue between 56th Street and 58th Street.

When work on Gravesend Park, which is set to be completed in 2013, is finished, the 6.38 acre area will contain two new playgrounds. According to the article, the play area will continue on the theme of “adventure-themed” equipment which was put in with funds attained by former Councilman Simcha Felcher.

From Flatbush Scoop:

“Don’t let the name fool you – Boro Park has very few parks. I’m working hard to change that, which is why investing in parks has been my number one financial priority since taking office,” said Councilman Greenfield. “I know that quality parks are an investment in our children and community. With this new funding, I believe that Gravesend/18th Avenue Park will be the best park for children in all of New York City.”

Greenfield has also been able to get millions in funding for park space in Midwood, which makes up part of his district, including Colonel Marcus Park on Avenue P and East 4th Street, as well as the current renovation work being done on the Ocean Parkway Malls.

City Councilman David G. Greenfield represents the 44th Council District, which includes Borough Park as well as parts of Midwood and Bensonhurst.