BP Fosella, CM. Hanks Announce Funding To Revitalize Play Area At Walker Park In Staten Island’s Randall Manor


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 


BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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