NYC Parks to Re-Open Brownsville Recreation Center Pool After $1.9 Million in Improvements
Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey will join Borough President Marty Markowitz and Council Member-elect Inez Barron to reopen the Brownsville Recreation Center pool after a $1.9 million renovation. After the ribbon cutting, center members of varying ages will jump in the pool and Parks Aquatics Instructors will lead a water aerobics class. It's all set for tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11 a.m.
The project was funded with $1 million allocated by Borough President Markowitz, $330,000 from Council Member Charles Barron and an addition $547,000 from Mayor Bloomberg. The project included an overhaul of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for the pool, as well as ceiling repair.
In 1954, Parks added to its purview the Brownsville Recreation Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The facility was originally known as the Brownsville Boys' Club, and had been opened in 1953 after years of planning by a group of public-minded Brooklynites under the guidance of Abe Stark, President of the City Council of New York.