$3M Playground in the Works for Crown Heights Park

A brand-new state-of-the-art playground for neighborhood kids is in the works at Lincoln Terrace Park, located past Rochester Ave. on the eastern edge of Crown Heights.

From DNAinfo by Rachel Holiday Smith:

A complete renovation of the Crown Heights playground will include new play equipment, replanted trees and flowers, as wells as a new entrance, ramp, sitting area and 4-foot gate around the Rochester Avenue play area, according to a design plan shared with Brooklyn Community Board 8 this month.

The agency presented the design of the $3 million project to the board’s parks committee last week and the full board approved the plan on June 9. But it could be up to two years before the renovation is complete. Current estimates from the Parks Department have construction set to begin in 2017.

The new playground will have two distinct areas for toddlers and grade-school kids, the design plan says, complete with interactive “wave climbers” — small humped climbing fixtures decorated with chalkboards and mirror panels — for the younger children and more traditional jungle gym play sets with rope ladders and slides for older kids.

The space will also include a water feature for kids of all ages, made from a spray shower fixture shaped like a large stem and leaf. Two sets of children’s swings are also planned for the space.

For parents and guardians, the playground will have new tables and chairs and a rain garden in a small plaza on the southeast corner of the space, the plan says.

The project is funded by the City Council and the borough president’s office, the Parks Department said. To find out more, visit the online project timeline.

6 Comments

  • 1. Pedant wrote:

    “But it could be up to two years before the renovation is complete. Current estimates from the Parks Department have construction set to begin in 2017.”

    We move swiftly. Seriously, find another contractor…

  • 2. goyishe yingeleh wrote:

    Is that monkey bars I see in the picture? Or bullet holes?

  • 3. i hope it's an improvmenet wrote:

    they just spent close to two years renovating half of rutland park. (for about 18 months it was closed off, and razed, but no new construction done). Honestly, the park is no better now. It’s a disapointment, we were watching so excitedly to see what htey would do.

  • 4. c'mon wrote:

    with in one month there will be vandalism all over and garbage and crime.

  • 5. Picaboo Shimon wrote:

    it is probably a secret plan for a land grab so they could build some luxury condos

  • 6. yeah right wrote:

    IF it gets built I give it a week before it is vandalized and there are fights/shootings/stabbings. Our kids will not be safe there unless there is a visible police presence every day, and I bet that the locals will probably make it a new drug center.

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