Clinton Hill Park to Receive $2.5 Million Facelift
Crispus Attucks Playground at Classon Avenue and Fulton Street is scheduled to receive a much needed makeover with funds secured with the help of city councilman Al Vann, Democratic councilman of the Clinton Hill district. Neighbors have been complaining for years about the type of people visiting the park, making it hazardous and unpleasant for children and ordinary citizens to enjoy relaxing and playing in the facility. “I’m very pleased we were able to put some money in for the security back there, but also to make it more appealing and more practical,” Vann said. Vann added that “Employment is difficult right now and times are tough, but at least you can go to your local park and get some inspiration and relaxation.”
Although it will take about two years to complete the project, according to Kevin Jeffrey, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner, the end result will be well worth waiting for. “We’ll get lighting, renovations of the two full basketball courts and renovation of the two handball courts,” he said. “There’s going to be lots of landscaping, fencing.” Jeffrey also said that a “flash cam” security camera will also be installed in the park, which will hopefully boost the confidence level of visitors to the park and reduce the number of unsavory characters entering the park. The head of the community group Friends of Crispus Attucks Park is “ecstatic” that the park was finally going to get the improvements it so sorely needs.