Borough Parks commissioner and councilman cut the ribbon on renovated Bensonhurst park

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The Colonel David Marcus Playground on E. Fourth Street and Avenue P in Gravesend is ready for its close-up. The much-needed face lift included the renovation of five handball courts, a basketball court, new benches, fixed fences, and accessible drinking fountains — and it’s all thanks to Councilman David Greenfield (D-Bensonhurst).

The green-pocketed representative was joined in the ribbon cutting on Dec. 30 by Tony Rosa, Parks and Recreation manager; Elizabeth Ernish, Michael Lavery and John Mattera, staff members; Christopher Yandoli, outreach coordinator; Yidel Perlstein, chairperson of Community Board 12; Kevin Jeffrey, borough parks commissioner; Marc Bien-Aime, resident engineer; and Thomas Hun and Frank McMorrow, supervisors.

The do-gooding rep was happy to oblige and put up the $850,000 for the retro that turned a sight for sore eyes into one heck of a sight for seniors, children, b-ball players, and other outdoor enthusiasts, while looking to implement more enhancements.

“I look forward to working with the Parks Department on the next improvements to Colonel David Marcus Park,” said Councilman Greenfield.

Commissioner Jeffrey says he’s on board.

“Colonel David Marcus Playground is a vital center for community fitness and recreation, and will continue to see even more upgrades in the coming year,” he said.

Standing O can hardly wait for phase two.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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