Help clean-up Dome Playground on Sunday, August 7th

Help clean-up Dome Playground on Sunday, August 7th

Last year, Borough President Marty Markowitz and I were able to allocate $900,000 in city funds to renovate Dome Playground. When I brought together residents from Kensington and Borough Park in March to discuss their visions for how that money could be used, I was thrilled with the result. Over fifty people came to the meeting and sent a clear message to me and the Parks Department: this is our park and we want to make it better. I am very pleased to announce that in this year’s capital budget I was able to allocate an additional $900,000 to help make that vision a reality, and we will be back in touch soon with some next steps on the park's design process.

But money alone will not build the park we want. Residents who use the park need to care for the park as well, by cleaning, repairing, and protecting it.

Can you join me this Sunday in helping to beautify the playground? I will be joining a group of community members who have come together to clean and paint the playground where so many of our children play. I hope you will come out and help us.

Here are the details:

  • Sunday, August 7th, 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Dome Playground, on Dahill Rd, between 37th and 38th St
  • Contact: friendsofdomepark [at] gmail [dot] com

Building our community through sevice

Service builds our community, bringing people together for a shared purpose and developing a sense of co-ownership of our neighborhood. This has always been a meaningful part of my life, most recently when Meg and I volunteered with members of our synagogue for a night at the new homeless respite shelter in Park Slope. Serving our community is also what inspires my work as a City Councilmember.

Want to get involved but can’t make it on Sunday? Check out the Service page of my website for more ideas on how you can give back to your community.

Between funding from the City and the hard work of your neighbors, Dome Playground is headed in the right direction. I hope you can help us make it the great park it should be.