BREAKING NEWS: The proposal to turf the slab in Commodore Barry now includes lights! Lights mean more fun for everyone. When adults take advantage of extended hours that leaves more daytime play for kids, and we all get a safer park in the bargain. And while we’re talking upgrades to Commodore Barry, it is worth explaining that “turfing the slab” is only the beginning. The ultimate hope is that a new multi-use sports field with lights will promote a total makeover of the baseball fields and other facilities to serve even more sports. The Parade Ground in Prospect Park is a good example:
And for the growing population of joggers beating their knees and ankles on the Fort Greene Park loop, the cherry on top could be a rubberized “Mondo” running track like the one in McCarren Park.
Let’s hear from you. What other sports or activities would you most like to see find a home in Commodore Barry? Please vote in the poll below. Choose a sport, or add your own in the “Other” box, and press the vote button.