After a year of being closed, Washington Park’s J.J. Byrne Playground on Fifth Avenue reopened on Friday.
The include new play equipment from swings to a water cannon, to monkey bars. The design is accentuated by natural stone and rustic pavement, which is “respectful” of the in the park, the site of the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776.
The project was was funded by Councilmember Stephen Levin who donated $3,255 million, Councilmember Brad Lander who gave $1.627 million, Borough President Marty Markowitz for $500,000, Assemblywoman Joan Millman $100,000 and Mayor Michael Bloomberg $395,000.
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