18th Avenue Park Renovations to Be Completed by Sukkos

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NYC Parks Department A diagram of the future 18th Ave Park.
NYC Parks Department
A diagram of the future 18th Ave Park.

Improvements to the 18th Avenue Park in Boro Park will be completed this fall, likely in time for Sukkos, Councilman David Greenfield announced Tuesday.

Although the $7.25 million project was initially scheduled for completion by December, Greenfield pushed the Parks Department for a faster timeline to have it done while the weather is still mild.

The refurbished park will sport four new playgrounds, two baseball fields and a basketball and handball courts. Additional swing sets are also being constructed, and there will be more paths, landscaping and seating areas.

“I used to play in this park when I was a kid, and unfortunately parts of it haven’t seen any significant renovations since then,” Greenfield said.

“When I got elected, fixing the 18th Avenue Park was my first priority,” the Brooklyn Democrat added. “After so many years of hard work, I’m thrilled that we are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. This is going to be the nicest park in southern Brooklyn.”