Long Beach, NY – Members of the Long Beach City Council are pleased to announce that construction has begun on Sherman Brown Park, located in the North Park area of Long Beach. “Sherman Brown Park is an important destination in our community,” stated City Council President Len Torres. “Unfortunately, it has been neglected for many years and, as a result, is in desperate need of rehabilitation. We are happy to say that the days of neglect are over.”
City Council Vice President Scott J. Mandel expressed excitement about the project finally getting off the ground. “This is something we promised to the residents of North Park, and now the work has begun,” commented Mandel. “Much like the recent updates to Magnolia Playground and Georgia Park, this work will be completed on time and on budget. There is no other acceptable way to get things done.”
The Sherman Brown Park project includes the installation of fitness equipment with state-of-the-art safety surfacing below along with new benches, shelter benches, trash receptacles, and landscaping will be incorporated within the design as. A new colored acrylic surface will be applied to the basketball court and out of bounds area as well as the installation of new basketball goals. “I can’t wait to see the new park,” said City Council member Fran Adelson. “It’s going to be gorgeous and a wonderful addition to the community.”
“We are so happy to be delivering this important park on time and on budget, as promised,” said City ManagerJack Schnirman.
The City, in cooperation with the committee to rehabilitate Sherman Brown Park, developed conceptual designs to rehabilitate the facility. As a result of this effort the City’s Department of Public Works initiated preparation of plans and specifications to revitalize the Sherman Brown Park in the 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Plan that was passed by the City Council earlier this year. “Our team worked hard to develop the plans for this park,” stated Public Works Commissioner Jim LaCarrubba. “We believe our residents will be extremely happy with the end result.” The park’s reconstruction cost is being covered entirely by a community development block grant.