Click here to fill out a survey asking for the soon-to-be renovated St. Mary’s Playground to include a skatepark in the design!
Here’s a little description from the survey:
“St. Mary’s Playground is named after the nearby St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church on Court Street. The park is located at the intersection of Smith, Huntington, Nelson, and Luquer Streets, and it borders the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Red Hook, Gowanus, and Carroll Gardens. To learn more about the history of the park visit: http://www.nycgovparks.org/ parks/st-marys-park-b118b/ history
For those of us who have lived in the community long enough to remember the park before it was demolished – and for the benefit of those who recently moved into the neighborhood – the park in its former state was neglected and underutilized. The play structures were in grave need of repair, the ground was uneven and buckling, and the entire park was covered in pigeon droppings and heavy dust.
If you have passed the park recently, you may have noticed that the park is awaiting reconstruction. Thanks to a generous allocation from Councilman Lander in the amount of $500,000 on top of the $850,000 the Parks Department received from the MTA when they vacated the space, there is a sizeable pot of funding dedicated to creating a park that speaks to the needs of families and children in our neighborhood.”