Fort Green Park, Capital Funding

Over the last few years, public spaces have begun to pull the funding and support necessary to sustain them like never before.  Keeping with the rejuvenation that certain parks and open spaces in Brooklyn have seen this year, Fort Green Park is next in line.  Fort Greene Park’s Myrtle Avenue edge was selected to receive up to $5 million for capital improvements through the NYC Parks Department Parks Without Borders initiative. 

The funding required community members to nominate the park and after an outpouring of support, the announcement was made at the future of parks summit Parks Without Borders: Ideas For The Next Generation of Urban Parks and Public Spaces. The announcement fit perfectly with the theme of the summit that brought together the leading minds in parks and public spaces from NYC and across the country.

While the community played a major part in supporting this initiative, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership worked with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy  to draw attention the capital improvements needed on the north side of the park.  They effectively educated the public by touring the site with parks staff, assembling photos of areas in need of repair, and sharing specific concerns raised by community residents with specific regard to seniors.

For more information on the exciting opportunity for Fort Greene Park, please click here.

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Chanel Alli

Chanel is a dynamic standup comic and writer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Her commanding writing style and story-teller style allow her to cover a plethora of topics with a unique flare.

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  1. Most of the community is very unaware of this project. When told that 58 plus trees and the mounds will be removed 90 percent of the people I talk to have no idea about the project and are terribly saddened and upset. I’ve been telling people about it for the last week, so now they will know. I hope it is not too late.

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