New entries at Prospect Park
by Salvatore Isola
Sep 27, 2019 | 405 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Parks Department last week broke ground on two new entrances to Prospect Park along Flatbush Avenue.

The entrances will be located north of Ocean Avenue and north of Prospect Park Zoo, giving an otherwise closed off street access to the large park. These will be the first new entrances to the park in over 70 years.

“We’re giving New Yorkers a new way to enter one of the city’s most beloved parks,” said Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver. “This new entrance into Prospect Park will be a gateway for generations of families to come in and explore everything this historic park has to offer.”

They are part of the “Parks Without Borders” initiative, which aims to make parks more welcoming and inviting. Mmetal fences are replaced by new open spaces and trees.

The $3.2 million project is expected to be completed by next year.

In addition to the new entrances, the sidewalk on Flatbush Avenue is being brought back to life with a $2.4 million restoration.

"New entrances along Flatbush will be a tremendous benefit to residents and visitors, providing them with better access to the park and our various amenities on the east side of the park,” said Deborah Kirschner, vice president of Marketing and Communications for the Prospect Park Alliance.

(Salvatore Isola)

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