Three Crown Heights parks will undergo some much-needed renovations, localize.city reports.
Lincoln Terrace Park, Fulton Park and Weeksville Playground haven't seen improvements since the 1980s and '90s, but this will change now.
According to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Lincoln Terrace Park will be revamped with new play equipment for toddlers and preschoolers, climbing walls, a spray shower, seating areas, benches, lighting, fences, drainage, trees and a new entrance. The existing comfort station will be demolished and rebuilt. The park is closed during the renovations and expected to reopen once the overhaul is completed in March 2019.
Fulton Park will see upgrades for its bathrooms, their electric, ventilation and plumbing systems. Also, the park's plaza will be fixed up by May 2019.
For the Weeksville Playground, the city plans to remove the outdated playsets and to replace them with new play equipment. Also, new seating and planting beds are planned. The renovations are expected to be completed by August 2019.
A fourth site, St. John's Park, was just finished this month. The renovations focused on improvements to the popular recreation center, its aging HVAC system, boiler and indoor swimming pool. A comfort station adjacent to the center is also almost completed, as well.
Though the improvements will make the area more family-friendly, they could also support the continued increase in rent and sale prices in Crown Heights. The city's investments in the historically neglected area come as development in Weeksville and eastern Crown Heights intensifies.