Seeking Community Input, Greenfield Kicks Off “Friends Of 18th Avenue Park”

Councilman David Greenfield
Councilman David Greenfield

Looking to get the community invested in the future of Gravesend Park (18th Avenue and 56th Street), Councilman David Greenfield launched the “Friends of 18th Avenue Park” group. According to a press release, Greenfield is inviting residents to become inaugural members of a group whose purpose is to improve Gravesend Park.

Some of the priorities of the new group would be helping to prevent illegal activities in the space like vandalism and curbing after-hours use. The group, which is set to meet bi-monthly, would also bring new issues concerning the park as they arise to Greenfield.

Greenfield pinned the inspiration for the group on his love of parks.

“I have funded improvements in every single park in my district since taking office that will benefit families for years to come. I know that many community members share my passion for parks and my concern that the public’s investment in our local recreation areas is not ruined by illegal activity. That’s why I am forming the ‘Friends of 18th Avenue Park’ and asking residents to step up and get involved in their community,” Greenfield said in the release.

If you wish to participate in the group’s activities, here is the relevant information.

Any resident who is interested in joining the “Friends of 18th Avenue Park” should contact Councilman Greenfield at (718) 853-2704 or dgreenfield@council.nyc.gov. The group’s first meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m. at the park’s 18th Avenue entrance. In the case of rain, the meeting will take place at Councilman Greenfield’s district office, 4424 16th Avenue (corner of 45th Street).
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