Handball and basketball courts at Midwood’s Colonel David Marcus Park saw a new makeover just in time for the New Year—thanks to local Councilmember David Greenfield.
Greenfield – who had allocated $850,000 in capital funding for the renovation — was joined by Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey and Community Board 12 Chairperson Yidel Perlstein to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated courts on Tuesday, December 30.
Greenfield’s goal is to make renovating parks in his district—Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst—a top priority.
“Our parks benefit every single New Yorker, from the small toddler exploring a tot lot, to our seniors who can enjoy space to walk and socialize with their neighbors,” said Greenfield. “We must keep these important public spaces updated and safe for use.”
This recent construction at Colonel David Marcus Park is the first part of a larger multi-million dollar renovation of the Avenue P recreational area, according to Greenfield’s office. In restoring the handball and basketball courts, walls were resurfaced, pavement was leveled, drainage and sealants on the courts were updated and new drinking fountains and benches were installed.
“I am proud to have been able to secure funding to upgrade these well-used handball and basketball courts and look forward to working with the Parks Department on the next improvements to Colonel David Marcus Park,” added Greenfield.
Greenfield is looking to renovate other parks and playgrounds in the district, including Gravesend Park on 18th Avenue, Seth Low Park on Bay Parkway, Di Gilio Playground on Avenue F, Friends Field on Avenue L, Kolbert Park on Avenue L, and the Ocean Parkway Malls.