BP Fossella, Council Member Hanks to Announce Funding to Revitalize Play Area at Walker Park
The allocations will be directed to Walker Park to improve safety surface, paving and play units, and refurbish basketball courts
Staten Island, NY – Borough President Vito Fossella and Council Member Kamillah Hanks will hold a joint press conference to announce a funding allocation on Thursday, August 17, at 11 a.m. at Walker Park.
The park, nestled within Randall Manor, is well known for its history of hosting the oldest cricket club in the United States. Additionally, Walker Park is known to have perhaps featured the first national tennis tournament in 1880. Its historic grounds sport numerous cricket and tennis courts, as well as basketball, football and baseball facilities which continue to be used for various levels of casual play and local competitions.
Borough President Fossella allocated $1.9 million in capital grant funding to improve safety service, paving and play units. Council Member Hanks is allocating $2.23 million to refurbish the park’s six basketball courts.
We are pleased to provide this funding to ensure that Walker Park continues to serve park users for generations to come.
Banner Image: Press Conference photo cover. Image Credit – BP Fossella