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‘Absolutely gorgeous’ plan for Seba Playground

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Despite the tough state of the economy, the city is showing that not everything needs to be downsized — at least in Gerritsen Beach.

A plan to expand Seba Playground at Marine Park recently won the wholehearted endorsement of Community Board 18, who approved the scope of work at its May 20 meeting.

“The plan is absolutely gorgeous,” CB18 District Manager Dorothy Turano said.

According to Phil Abramson, a spokesperson for the Department of Parks and Recreation, the project will enlarge the existing playground with new play equipment, a spray shower, steel fencing, benches, and garden areas with flowering shrubs and ground cover.

Design is almost complete, and work is expected to begin this winter, Abramson said. The project was funded by City Councilmember Lew Fidler for $576,00.

Turano said her lone concern was for the continued maintenance of the playground, whenever it’s completed. “I doubt there will ever be enough funds to maintain it,” she said.

The expansion of the playground is the third phase in the park’s overall renovation. As part of the $1.2 million second phase of work, a new comfort station is also planned. Fidler also allocated tax dollars to this portion of the project, slated to begin early this summer. Back in 2006, officials broke ground on the playground. The work, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said at the time, was the start “of creating a new, multiāˆ’use play area for children of all ages, with a tot playground, volleyball court, kickball court, and a skate park.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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