Senator Montgomery submits comments to the NYC Landmarks Commission regarding the NYC Parks Department’s proposal to redesign Fort Greene Park

As the review process for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation's OneNYC “Parks without Borders” proposal to redesign Fort Greene Park moves forward, Senator Montgomery submitted comments to the New York City Landmarks Commission.

I am writing to express my support for the NYC Parks Department’s plan to improve Fort Greene Park.

On May 21st, due to my office receiving numerous complaints about the Parks without Borders proposal. I sent a letter to Commissioner Silver and Borough Commissioner Maher expressing both my constituents’ concerns and mine.

The Parks Department responded to my letter and scheduled a meeting to discuss the issues. Since then they have held several meetings and on site tours to insure community input and adjusted the design to accommodate most of my concerns. I personally toured the site and appreciate the Parks Department's engagement with community stakeholders 

At the end of the day. we all want Fort Greene Park to be the best park it can be for the community.

To learn more about Senator Montgomery fight to keep Fort Greene Park accessible to all constituents, visit https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/velmanette-montgomery/senator-montgomery-fights-keep-fort-greene-park-accessible

To read Senator Montgomery's letter to the NYC Landmarks Commission, download the attachment.

To read Senator Montgomery's letter to the NYC Parks Department about the Parks without Borders proposal for Fort Greene Park, download the attachment.

To learn more about the Parks without Borders proposal for Fort Greene Park, visit http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/lpc/downloads/pdf/presentation-materials/20170919/LPC%20Ft%20Greene%20PWB%20LPC%20PRESENTATION-%209.14.17.pdf

To view the NYC Landmarks Commission September 19, 2017 Public Meeting on Fort Greene park, visit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdn5391WnE