Bath Beach Park just got a major makeover, as the Park Department joined southern Brooklyn community leaders to unveil a $5.4 million remodeling of the playground.
The project boasts upgrades to old materials and brand new amenities, including a new children’s play area, fitness equipment and spray showers.
The department also replaced the playground, multi- purpose asphalt field, bocce courts, pavements and benches.
“With the renovations Parks has made here in Bath Beach Park, generations of neighbors and visitors will have a safe place to play, gather, and stay cool,” said Martin Maher, the Brooklyn Borough Commissioner at the Parks Department.
Southern Brooklynites can also enjoy a repaved walkway, ADA compliant ramps, new seating in the upper plaza and fresh plantings to beautify the playground at Shore Parkway and Bay 14th Street .
The capital project, which began in February 2019, wrapped up one month ahead of schedule and was funded with a hefty $5.4 million from Council Member Justin Brannan’s office.
Council Member Justin Brannan, whose district includes Bath Beach Park, hailed the renovations, and noted the lack of funding the greenspace has seen in recent years.
“Bath Beach Park is a perfect example of a once-neglected park no longer. With gratitude to NYC Parks, the love that Bath Beach Park deserves is finally a reality. This is now a gem of a park for the entire community to use and enjoy for generations to come,” Brannan said in a statement.
According to a Parks spokesperson, the recent unveiling marks the completion of Phase 1 of a larger Bath Beach renovation plan for South Brooklyn park. Phase 2 plans to upgrade the ballfields near the park.
State Senator Iwen Chu called the upgrades a long awaited improvement in the neighborhood.
“Parks and recreation areas are so important for southern Brooklyn families and residents,” Chu said. “With these long overdue renovations, Bath Beach Park playground becomes a safer and more enjoyable space for community members that have long loved the park.”