Parks Without Borders: Flatbush Improvements
January 20, 2016
Mayor de Blasio and the Parks Department’s Parks Without Borders initiative will fund $50 million in improvements to city parks to make them more open, accessible and inviting to their surrounding communities. $10 million has already been allocated, but the remaining $40 million of funding is still available, and will be awarded to projects based on community input.
The Prospect Park Alliance has proposed to create a major new major entrance along Flatbush Avenue, and a second, smaller entrance just north of the Prospect Park Zoo. In addition, the existing Park entrance on Flatbush near Empire Boulevard would be reconstructed, ensuring a better Park experience for those visiting the Children’s Corner, which includes Lefferts Historic House, the Prospect Park Zoo and the Carousel.
These entrances would be important enhancements to currently planned improvements to Flatbush Avenue, which will broaden the sidewalk and add new street trees, benches and lighting,
To make these added improvements a reality, we need your help! To voice your support, follow these steps:
Flatbush Avenue Groundbreaking
Reimagining the Rose Garden
PPA Profiles 150: Council Member Laurie Cumbo
Prospect Park Awarded Parks Without Borders Funding
Prospect Park Benefits from Participatory Budgeting
Park Improvements: West Drive
Participatory Budgeting NYC 2016
East Side Story