Midwood Park Reopens After $4 Million Renovation

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L-R: Brooklyn Borough Capital Director Bennett Baruch, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Marty Maher, City Councilman Kalman Yeger and former Councilman David Greenfield cut the ribbon at the new park, Tuesday. (Office of Councilman Yeger)

The ribbon was cut Tuesday on a major renovation of a Midwood park, located at Avenue L and East 17th Street, which reopened after a $4 million upgrade.

The refurbished Kolbert Playground includes a new spray shower, synthetic turf field, and walking track, plus adult fitness equipment.

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Former Councilman Greenfield (L) and Councilman Yeger with boys enjoying the new park. (Office of Councilman Yeger)

“As a member of Community Board 14 for 18 years until last December, this was one of my favorite public works projects,” City Councilman Kalman Yeger said. “Kolbert was my childhood park, so it’s all the more moving for me to celebrate its grand reopening.”

Also at the ceremony was Yeger’s predecessor, David Greenfield, who secured taxpayer funding for the project during his term in office.