Carroll Park

Robert Acito Parkhouse

This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This brick parkhouse is named for Robert Scott Acito, who served as District Manager of Community Board Six from 1980 through 1993. He was born on May 14, 1948 and grew up in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn. A graduate of Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School in Brooklyn, Acito received his baccalaureate degree in psychology from Long Island University in 1970.

Acito came to Community Board Six, an area with more than 100,000 residents that includes the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, and Red Hook, in 1978 as Assistant District Manager. In the summer of 1979, Acito served as Project Director for the district’s Summer Youth Program. He became District Manager in 1980, and was widely praised for his work for the betterment of the community. Acito’s efforts as an advocate for the needs of the district led to the founding of many of the district’s current day programs and services, including the establishment of the Park Slope Family Neighborhood Center, a multi-service community resource center located on 14th Street. Acito died on January 25, 1993. His determination, dedication, and professionalism are still evident throughout the Community Board district in the many lives that were touched by his work.

Directions to Carroll Park

  • Carroll Park Playground

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