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More than $5 Million Allocated to Improve City Parks in Brooklyn

Cyril Josh Barker | 8/28/2014, 11:10 a.m.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams unveiled the parks funding component of his capital budget plan during a press conference ...
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announces the parks funding component of his FY15 capital budget plan at a press conference he held in Heckscher Playground in Bushwick; he is joined by (pictured, from left to right) Ed Janoff, executive director of Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, Regina Myer, president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, representatives from Los Sures and Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Council Member Rafael Espinal, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna and Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey. Stefan Ringel/Brooklyn BP’s Office

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams unveiled the parks funding component of his capital budget plan during a press conference at the Hecksher Playground in Bushwick.

Standing with the leadership of the Department of Parks and Recreation, elected officials, park advocates and community leaders from across the borough, he outlined the details of his $5.2 million in allocations during fiscal year 2015, which represents a nearly 10 percent proportional increase to parks funding from Brooklyn Borough Hall in comparison to fiscal year 2014.

Adams said public parks bring together Brooklynites of every age, race and income level. He vowed to continue to use his capital budget to ensure that improvements to parks and open spaces are made across the borough in an “equitable fashion.”