New flagpole raised at Owl’s Head Park

Community members came together on Saturday, April 23 in celebration of a newly installed flagpole within Owl’s Head Park.

The new flagpole – provided by local Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s allocated discretionary capital funds – sits at the Colonial Road entrance to the park, adjacent to the memorial for the Owl’s Head Park Horticulture Group’s late founder, Javier Acevedo.

“Owl’s Head Park is a true gem of Brooklyn Parks and New York City Parks,” said Gentile. “With its majestic landscape, the park is home to thousands of park goers in the area. A few years ago the Owl’s Head Park Horticulture Group — a fine organization dedicated to the beautification of Owl’s Head Park — engaged with my office about installing a flagpole.

“This district is a shining example of patriotism so what better way to exemplify that than by placing the flag of this great nation in this great park,” he went on, noting that he was extremely proud to secure the funds needed to get the job done.

Also in attendance at the flag-raising were Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, the Owl’s Head Park Horticulture Group, the Xaverian High School Orchestra Band, members of the Fort Hamilton High School JROTC program and various elected officials and local residents.

Refreshments were provided by the neighborhood’s Panera Bread, located at 531 86th Street.

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