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JJ ByrneWashington Park Slope Update

January 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Here’s what’s up at the former JJ Byrne Park in Park Slope which is now Washington Park. Above is the dog in the Boymelpark, which was looking pretty popular when we visited, but which is unlit, creating very dangerous conditions for people at night. We don’t know how many complaints Community Board 6 has gotten from Novo Park Slope residents about people playing handball, dogs barking and fighting and, especially, the skateboard park.

There are now mounds in Washington Square Park in the Village. Well, Park Slope has them too!!!

One of the dark entrance pathways. We imagine a great deal of thought went into making it as safe as possible.

Tags: Park Slope · Parks

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Jan 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    This is like a prison exercise yard. Gravel, no running water and those stupid trees are sandwiched between a cyclone fence and a wall. Practically no room for actula running except back and forth. Terrible place. Needs improvement.

  • 2 Anonymous // Jan 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Yes, even at 4PM the path was pitch dark.

  • 3 Anonymous // Jan 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I think low dimming lights should be installed in the pathways…but as for lights in the park itself, I don’t think its is a good idea, unless the lights shut off after a certain time. Having lights invites people to use the park at all hours. I actually live in one of the homes by the park and can tell you that it can be noisy with all the handball playing, skateboarding, dogs, etc. If there were lights in the park, people would be in there all day and night. Even now, people are in there after 1opm. Its not just a problem for novo residents, but the other residents that live in homes that surround the park as well.