Community Parks Initiative: Epiphany Playground
April 18, 2016
South Williamsburg’s Epiphany Playground will be getting a much-needed makeover in the coming years, thanks in part to pro-bono design services courtesy of the Prospect Park Alliance. As part of Mayor de Blasio’s Community Parks Initiative, the City will provide funding and the Alliance in-kind support for the renovation of this beloved neighborhood amenity, located between S. 9th and S. 10th Streets along Berry Street.
“This is an exciting opportunity to share the Alliance’s expertise beyond the borders of Prospect Park,” said Sue Donoghue, President of the Prospect Park Alliance, which has committed to provide pro-bono design for three CPI projects including Epiphany Playground. The Alliance’s first CPI project, Stroud Playground in Crown Heights, is soon to begin construction. “We look forward to working with the South Williamsburg community to develop a design for a new playground that fully meets their needs.”
The redesign of Epiphany will be based on community input, and on March 14, nearly 100 members of the South Williamsburg community, including many children, joined in on a scoping session to share their vision for the improved playground.
Improved lighting, abundant greenery and more open space for children to run and play were just a few of the desires expressed by South Williamsburg residents. The design process has already begun, and construction is slated to kick off in 2018.