282 Playground Opening

282 Playground Opening

Watching the construction of the new 282 playground was fun and education but with the cutting of a ribbon it’s all over and the children have a great new place to play.

“Located on Berkeley Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Park Slope, the former asphalt playground has been renovated to include a synthetic turf field, running track, spray shower, drinking fountain, basketball hoop, benches, and trees.

The playground was also redesigned with a green infrastructure that will capture one million gallons of stormwater a year, preventing it from flowing into the Gowanus Canal. Stormwater that falls onto the playground and basketball court will now be directed to a drainage system consisting of a broken stone storage layer and perforated distribution pipes installed underneath the turf field to keep the runoff out of the neighborhood’s sewer system, helping to reduce combined sewage overflow into the Gowanus Canal annually.”

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