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Canarsie Skate Park Unboxed After Major Renovations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE`
Friday, June 15, 2012
No. 43
http://www.nyc.gov/parks

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined City Council Member Lew Fidler, State Assembly Member Alan Maisel, Lenny Fogel of United Canarsie South Civic Association, and District 18 Leader Frank Seddio to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Canarsie Skate Park.

“Thanks to $2.13 million allocated by Council Member Lew Fidler, Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Brooklynites can once again catch some air at Canarsie Park,” said Commissioner Benepe. “The redesign of the skate park provides maximum fun and reflects the suggestions of the local skate community by featuring boxes, rails, and ramps.”

The renovations to Canarsie Skate Park were funded generously by $1.3 million allocated by Council Member Fidler; $432,000 from Borough President Markowitz; and an additional $325,000 from Mayor Bloomberg. The new concrete plaza-style skate park includes the installation of new pavement with accessible paths, a central skate area, and skate obstacle trail. The park features new gardens with woodland plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, and ferns.

In addition, a small bleacher for spectators and steel fencing along Seaview Avenue were installed. In the design process, Landscape Architect Stacia Tull met with local skaters and skate equipment manufacturers to design elements of the course.
Since entering the City Council in 2002, Council Member Fidler has allocated over $9.5 million towards Canarsie Park. This funding has gone toward various projects in the park including the cricket field, pathways, a fitness trail with exercise stations, park lighting, bicycle racks, benches, steel fencing, new lawn areas, shrubs, and new trees. In addition, we look forward to the upcoming construction of a new playground adjacent to the skate area.
The land known as Canarsie Park was purchased in 1895. Since then, the park has continuously grown. With its playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and baseball diamonds, Canarsie Park provides much recreation space for the residents of Brooklyn.

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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsSeba Playground

Seba Playground will be closed to reconstruct the current Seba Tot Lot into a playground for children of all ages. The new design will enlarge the toddler area by adding a custom spray shower, seating, and two new tot play units. Additional play spaces will also be added for 5 to 12 year olds, and will include a large accessible play unit, a second spray shower and seating area. These two play areas will be joined by 15 additional swings for both age groups. The site will also feature an accessible drinking fountain, attractive plantings, and a bicycle rack.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

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