Cadman Plaza Park’s grand transformation is about to begin

Cadman Plaza Park, on the border of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, is about to undergo a grand transformation.

The shady oval section at the north end will soon be closed for roughly one year for a $6.4 million upgrade that includes a new lawn, new paths, replaced plumbing for water and drinking fountains, new planting and lighting.

In addition, the artificial turf portion of the park at the southern end will be replaced. Black infill pellets made of shredded tires have been spilling from the turf for years, sticking to the clothing, hands and hair of anyone playing there.

Parks has also recently released a Request for Proposals for the operation and development of a new café to be built inside an existing former Parks maintenance building along Cadman Plaza West and Tillary Street.

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