Cooperator Michael Marino — of Friends of Corlears Hook Park — sent in the following notes from last night’s CB3 parks committee meeting:
Jackson Playground presentation: Initial plans were presented which pretty much kept the layout of the playground as is but included refurbishing and resurfacing existing play areas, new water fountain and seating, new fencing and upgraded lighting. Some questions were asked about the possibility of including a storage shed for sports supplies and painting track lines around the basketball courts to add another track to the lower east side (there is currently only one, located in East River Park).
Presentation of design for the renovation of the East River Park – East 6th Street soccer field and track: During the presentation is was noted that many of the teams that currently play on this field will be displaced while it undergoes a renovation (that could last a year). Some of those teams may be relocated to the field at Corlears Hook Park to which I commented that if that were to happen Parks needed to refurbish and reopen our comfort station. Parks commented that that hope to present something about that at the next parks cmt meeting.