At our Scope Meeting two months ago, one thing everyone wanted to know was what was going on behind the fences of the Willoughby entrance construction project. Since then, the dark green veils on the fence have come down and now everyone can look inside to see the change happen day by day. Here is some additional information to whet your capital project appetite.
Asphalt has been laid down and paver installation should be complete within the week.
At the Willoughby Avenue entrance, you can see the sidewalk transform and the start of our new ADA-accessible entrance way. Paver installation began earlier last week and is projected to be complete by today or tomorrow. Additionally, a new lamp post was installed that is more consistent with the black lamp posts that currently exist throughout the park.
Plants have been delivered and will be taking root shortly.
Almost 7000 plants, shrubs, and trees were delivered to the park on Monday and Tuesday, and they will be planted throughout the week. The rain in the forecast should help our new residents take root at Fort Greene Park. Of the 6000 ground cover plants, some species to keep a look out for are Cornus Canadensis (Bunchberry Dogwood), Liatris spicata (Blazing Star), Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox), Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead), and Huechera americana (American Alumroot).
The projected completion date is early to mid-2016.
You can see the NYC Parks Capital Project Tracker for this project here. Additionally, keep updated by signing up for our e-newletter, following us on twitter and facebook, and look out for a FGPC sponsored celebration of Willoughby Entrance opening in the new year!
As we said last week, our ears and eyes are open to feedback on our new website including what you want to hear from us on our news page. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or email FGPC (email@example.com) with any ideas or questions you may have. We hope everyone has been enjoying the fall foliage at Fort Greene Park, and we'll see you around!
Fort Greene Park proudly yours,