Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the groundbreaking for a new community playground in Brooklyn.
The project is part of the Vital Brooklyn Initiative, a $1.4 billion program to transform Central Brooklyn by identifying and investing in eight integrated areas.
The new $2.2 million playground is being built at PS 152/315, 725 East 23rd St. It will serve a community of more than 16,500 people.
The new playground was designed through The Trust for Public Land’s NYC Playgrounds Program. Four such playgrounds, serving more than 105,000 Brooklyn residents, have already opened under the Vital Brooklyn initiative since September 2018, and all the remaining projects should all be open by next summer.
Vital Brooklyn has renovated 21 of 22 designated community gardens and improved three of four designated recreation centers in Central Brooklyn.