In Sixteen Sycamores Playground in Boerum Hill elected officials and the Parks Department celebrated Arbor Day by restoring the number of trees in the park to 16.
“New York City’s parks and trees need both care and maintenance in order to thrive,” said Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey. “Thanks to support from the borough president and council member Levin, this Arbor Day we are celebrating renovated facilities and new equipment in Sixteen Sycamores Playground, and welcoming back the 16th sycamore to its namesake park.”
Along with the tree planting of the tree, improvement to park funded by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilman Stephen Levin were also unveiled.
Renovations include a new comfort station and community room, as well as new play and adult fitness equipment and spray shower. The project cost approximately $500,000.
“I am thrilled to be here today,” said Levin. “I am really proud of the partnership with the Parks Department. They do a fantastic job.”