Neighborhood parks will take on a starring role in Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst in 2017.
According to Councilmember David Greenfield, a new initiative he has in the works for 2017 will set in motion the clean-up and beautification of several parks in his district – which has green spaces and playgrounds sprawling through it.
“I am already in the process of fully renovating every single park in my district, but as that happens, it’s important that we don’t forget the importance of regular cleaning and maintenance,” Greenfield said. “People don’t want to take their children to dirty, unkempt parks. My new program will make sure that our parks remain clean and litter-free.”
According to Greenfield’s office, the program, which officially kicked off last month, will last through 2017 and will see contracted employees pass through the district’s parks on a regular basis to remove litter, care for plants and landscaping, and conduct general maintenance work as needed.
According to Greenfield – who helped secure $35 million in funding from the city for the renovation of parks in his district – the clean-up and maintenance of parks is crucial to communities.
“For the health of our environment and the well-being of our families, it’s important that we work to keep our communities clean,” Greenfield added. “I am proud to fight for programs and organizations that do just that.”
Seth Low Park in Bensonhurst and 18th Avenue Park in Boro Park are among the most recent recipients of funds from the $35 million allocation.