Downtown Brooklyn was first promised a green park back in 2004 during neighborhood rezoning negotiations, however unforeseen complications kept stalling the process.
Almost 15 years later, it looks like NYC is finally ready to follow through with the promise, starting off with opening the 15,000 sq feet Willoughby Square Park pop-up, to give locals a nice spot to enjoy until the final, permanent park opens by 2022. The lush green patch includes synthetic grass, beach chairs, a giant chess board, colorful tables/chairs with umbrellas, making it the perfect place to chill out, relax and much on some lunch. The pop-up is set to stay open until next summer.
Due to the pop-up’s small size, dogs are not allowed on the grounds, which has disapointed pet owners in the neighborhood. The good news is that the 1.15-acre permanent park will most definitely be dog-friendly, so now all we can do is enjoy the new park and patiently wait for the new one!
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