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NYC PARKS JOINS ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THE UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION TO CUT THE RIBBON ON IMPROVEMENTS TO LINDEN PARK IN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 12, 2017
No. 58
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On Friday, June 9, NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Martin Maher joined State Assembly Member Charles Barron, City Council Member Inez Barron, United States Tennis Assosication (USTA) Senior Director of Collegiate Tennis & Market/Facility Development Virgil Christian, USTA Foundation Manager of Special Events Maiysha Warren, and community members to cut the ribbon on a new adult fitness area and renovated tennis courts at Linden Park in Brooklyn.

“Linden Park is beloved by so many residents of East New York, and the newly renovated tennis courts look amazing,” said Commissioner Maher. “Thanks to the generous contributions from the USTA and our local elected officials, as well as ample programming for kids at the courts this summer, Linden Park’s future is looking brighter than ever.”

“We are proud of our continual investment to develop and grow the game of tennis through capital improvements in local communities throughout the country,” said Virgil Christian.

With a generous grant of $300,000 from the USTA Foundation, the seven tennis courts were completely rebuilt and resurfaced. New concrete staircases and gates were installed and drainage at the courts was also greatly improved. These brand new courts will allow kids from East New York and Brownsville to learn the sport of tennis which is supported by free programming from the City Parks Foundation.

We also welcome the addition of an adult fitness area which was funded by Council Member Inez Barron for $289,000 and features state of the art fitness equipment for strength and cardio workouts, providing a free year round outdoor gym for people of all abilities. The community can also look forward to a $5 million renovation of the Linden Park synthetic turf field funded by Mayor de Blasio, Assembly Member Barron and Council Member Barron.

Bounded by Linden Boulevard, Stanley Avenue, Vermont Street, and Wyona Avenue, this park takes its name from Linden Boulevard, which is lined with American linden trees.

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