Some exciting changes are coming to Colonel David Marcus Park in Midwood, including brand-new handball and basketball courts.
Councilman David Greenfield joined with Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey and Community Board 12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein yesterday to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated courts at the park on Avenue P and East 4th in Brooklyn.
As we previously reported, Greenfield has secured millions of dollars in funding for local park renovations, so far allocating $850,000 to Colonel Marcus Park over last the few years. Five handball courts and one basketball court have been resurfaced: the pavement has been leveled, and new lines have been painted on the courts. The Parks Department updated the drainage on the courts and added sealants to keep the courts in great shape for years to come. New benches and a drinking fountain were also installed. Greenfield said he has also allocated millions to update the comfort station and add new play equipment at the park, which will be designed in 2015.
“Our parks benefit every single New Yorker, from the small toddler exploring a tot lot, to our seniors who can enjoy space to walk and socialize with their neighbors. We must keep these important public spaces updated and safe for use,” said Greenfield in a statement. “I am proud to have been able to secure funding to upgrade these well-used handball and basketball courts and look forward to working with the Parks Department on the next improvements to Colonel David Marcus Park.”
“I want to thank City Council Member Greenfield for his constant support toward park improvements in his district,” added Jeffrey. “Thanks to this support, Colonel David Marcus Playground is a vita center for community fitness and recreation, and will continue to see even more upgrades in the coming year.”
More renovations are planned for parks across Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst. Greenfield said he plans to renovate every park and playground in the district, including Gravesend Park on 18th Avenue, Seth Low Park on Bay Parkway, Di Gilio Playground on Avenue F, Friends Field on Avenue L, Kolbert Park on Avenue L, and the Ocean Parkway Malls.