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New Parade Ground Fit project breaks ground in Prospect Park

Mike Romano
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(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) The Prospect Park Alliance broke ground Tuesday on its new Parade Ground Fit initiative, which is a project that gained a lot of local support during participatory budgeting earlier this month.

New York City Council Member Rita Joseph joined the PPA and NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Martin Maher for the groundbreaking at the southwest corner of the Parade Ground.

“The opening of the Parade Ground Fit shows the power of Participatory Budgeting,” Joseph said in a press release. “When communities are able to directly decide how their money is spent, real improvements are made. That’s why I am so excited for our neighbors to be able to use this PB project.”

The purpose of the project, which received $525,000 in funding, is to transform the area into a community gathering and gaming space with new pingpong tables, game tables, benches and a petanque area.

The initiative focuses on improving the health and wellness of the neighborhood by providing parkgoers with a refurbished recreational area that builds on the Parade Ground’s adult fitness area, located in the northeast section.

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