Lakeshore Restoration Letter of Support
Help restore the Prospect Park Lakeshore!
Prospect Park Alliance is advocating for funding support from the Mayor and New York City Council to transform the shoreline of the Park’s 60-acre Lake, Brooklyn’s only Lake, from the Parkside + Ocean Avenue Entrance to the Peninsula.
Lend your voice to this effort by sending a letter of support via this form to Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and members of the Brooklyn Delegation of the City Council whose districts border the project, Members Shahana Hanif, Crystal Hudson and Rita Joseph, as well as the co-chairs of the Brooklyn Delegation, Farah Louis and Chi Osse:
I am writing to ask that you support funding for the $20 million restoration of the Lakeshore in Prospect Park. As a resident of Brooklyn, this project is very important to me. Prospect Park is home to Brooklyn’s only Lake, and this 60-acre treasure is a valuable resource for both Brooklyn community members and wildlife. Since its creation over 150 years ago, the Lake has aged over time and is in need of a restoration to improve its environmental resilience, particularly in the face of severe storms and record rainfall, which leads to flooding of the surrounding landscapes. In addition, the shoreline of the Lake is in need of restoration to improve safety and accessibility for park visitors, and protect sensitive wildlife habitats. This project will be a continuation of the award-winning work that was accomplished as part of Lakeside, which restored the Lake from the Concert Grove to the LeFrak Center, and will also bring additional green space to this area of the park with the transformation of Wellhouse Drive from a vehicular drive to landscaped bike and pedestrian pathways. Thank you for your consideration and support.
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