Ennis Playground in Brooklyn Reopens

Image Credit: NYC Parks Department.

The Playground received $2.9 million in improvements. On July 17, 2019, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver joined City Council Member Brad Lander and local community members to officially reopen Ennis Playground in Brooklyn. The project was funded by a $1.85 million allocation from Council Member Lander, $650,000 from Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and $484,000 from Mayor Bill de Blasio. With nearly $3 million in upgrades, the new and improved Ennis Playground now features basketball courts, spray showers, new playground equipment, and a multi-purpose synthetic turf field which can accommodate free play, toss sports, picnics and more.

“The transformation of Ennis Playground is another step towards bringing world-class greenspaces to neighborhoods all over our city,” said Commissioner Silver.

Council Member Lander added, “Ennis Playground is a beloved park in the heart of Gowanus and I’m thrilled to have supported this renovation of play space and equipment for park-goers of all ages.”

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams remarked that “Parks are the great equalizer, and children and families of Gowanus deserve a state-of-the-art green space. Three years after our community-led process to redesign Ennis Playground, we have a wonderful, environmentally-forward place for our neighborhood to share.”

By: Filip Cukovic (Filip is a CityLaw Intern and a New York Law School student, Class of 2021).

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