Parks and Recreation


The Parks and Recreation Committee is responsible for all matters relating to local parks and recreation areas and the capital and expense budget matters concerning therewith.

Except for holidays (notably the observance of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and Presidents Day) and other conflicts, the committee meets at 6:00 pm on the third Monday of the month, September-June, in Dining Rooms A&B of The Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street.
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Agendas and Minutes
The committee agenda is generally finalized one week in advance of the meeting.
Download the April 11, 2011 agenda (PDF)

Minutes are available after they have been approved, generally at the following month's meeting.


Brooklyn Bridge Park
The first 17 acres of Brooklyn Bridge Park opened in 2010.  Additionally, the City has taken full responsibility for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the park. Transfer of responsibility for the long-term development and governance of the park was part of a larger agreement that included additional capital funding, a process for studying alternative sources of operating funds, plans for new recreational amenities, and creation of a community advisory committee.  The agreement, negotiated locally by State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member Joan Millman, was announced on March 10, 2010.  Twelve days later the first portion of Pier 1 opened.  Additional sections of the park opened over the spring and summer of 2010.
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