Bushwick park gets $2.5M overhaul

Heckscher Playground in Bushwick is the latest beneficiary of a city program to revitalize parks in New York. It received new basketball hoops, swings, sprinklers

Heckscher Playground in Bushwick is the latest beneficiary of a city program to revitalize parks in New York.

Heckscher Playground in Bushwick is the latest beneficiary of a city program to revitalize parks in New York. (7/11/16)

BUSHWICK - Heckscher Playground in Bushwick is the latest beneficiary of a city program to revitalize parks in New York.

It received new basketball hoops, swings, sprinklers and other upgrades. There's also a new track and outdoor workout equipment.

For three decades, the space had uneven concrete ground and posed a safety hazard, community leaders say.

The Parks Department says the $2.5 million renovation increased safety in the space and provides a place for community members to come together.

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