Plenty of Progress to Report on Fix Ups of Various Parks


    Here now, a roundup of work happening at select Brooklyn parks within Community Board 2’s jurisdiction. This information courtesy of the CB2 Parks Committee. Walt Whitman Park: Construction wrapped in December and the fund balance is going toward the Cadman Park Plaza renovation, which includes fencing and repaving. 16 Sycamore Playground, at Schermerhorn and Nevins Street: after many delays, the playground equipment will be replaced next spring. The park house is being renovated and should be finished by spring. McLaughlin Park, Tillary and Jay Streets: construction on new playground, benches, game tables, drinking fountains and plantings should wrap this spring. Ft. Sterling Sitting Area, Columbia Heights and Clark Street: The Parks Department secured funds to begin repairs here next fall. They are also responding to complaints about litter in the area. Crispus Attucks, Fulton and Classon: designs to reconstruct the basketball courts are due this fall. Golconda Playground, Gold and Concord streets: The state-funded project to repair the basketball court and playground equipment should begin this summer. Squibb Park Bridge (pictured), Columbia Heights and Middagh Street: Work on the bridge should begin this month and will be completed in the summer. The skateboard section of the park is complete.

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