This East New York park was created through a partnership of the nonprofit organizations the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Groundwork, Inc. Students and staff from P.S. 328 participated in the park's design process.
Two dilapidated basketball hoops - the only recreational equipment formerly on the one-half-block asphalt lot - were replaced, and the park now boasts an artificial turf field, three-lane track, a kickball and softball area, play spray, brick maze, play equipment, game tables, benches, and trees.
TPL has created 18 new community parks in Newark and New York City and will build 25 NYC playgrounds by 2010 through a partnership with the New York City Department of Education.
New park in urban area of need