A rendering of the city’s $5.6 million fix-up of Prospect Park’s Flatbush Avenue perimeter. Rendering via Prospect Park Alliance.

The northeastern perimeter of Prospect Park is getting a much-needed facelift that will eventually include two new entrances, making the park safer and more accessible for the community.

Funded with $3.2 million from the parks department’s Parks Without Borders program, the entrances will be added near the former Rose Garden and just north of the Prospect Park Zoo. Construction will begin in the spring of 2019.

The restoration of Flatbush Avenue should be completed this fall, and includes a sidewalk expansion, new tree plantings, and new fencing, lighting and benches.

Source: amnewyork