Bed-Stuy community celebrates investment to renovate St. Andrews Playground
A playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant will be renovated thanks to a $24 million grant from Mayor Eric Adams’ office and other city agencies.
New York City Parks Department Commissioner Sue Donoghue made the announcement alongside council members and community members Monday morning at the park.
Donoghue said the grant allows for new playground equipment, a new turf field with a running track and more green space to reduce the amount of asphalt.
"We're hearing from the community what they want and so we'll begin the process now," Dognohue said. "We'll move forward with design, procurement, and then into construction."
There is no timeline yet as to when work would begin. Neighbors present said renovation is needed since the last renovation happened 40 years ago.
"I was here 40 years ago when a little bit of an upgrade was done, and I didn't think I would see this," Veronica Cromwell, the vice president of Friends of St. Andrews Playground, said. "I am really grateful and thankful."
The investment comes as the Atlantic Ave Mixed-Use Plan continues to work towards reimagining Atlantic Avenue and the surrounding area. The plan looks to create a more vibrant space in Central Brooklyn.