Fort Greene’s BAM Park Gets Funding To Reopen

If you’ve ever disembarked from the G train at Fulton Street, then you’ve no doubt seen the tiny, shuttered park immediately outside the station exit. That’s BAM Park and it’s been closed for nine years, but with new funding on the way, the park is due for a major makeover and reopening.

According to the Brooklyn Paper, the park was closed in 2005 due to “unstable ground,” but with help from the Mayor’s office (the park is very close to Dante de Blasio’s high school, Brooklyn Tech) and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the park has received $2 million in funding for a massive renovation.

If you’re wondering why BAM Park hasn’t been maintained by its namesake, that’s because they have no affiliation other than their shared name. Instead, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development owns the plot of land and hasn’t done much to improve it. Once the renovation is complete, the Department of Parks & Recreation will take over.

There’s no word yet on when the large scale project will be complete, but we look forward to seeing the beautified—and accessible—park reopen in the near future.

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