Students at three schools in Crown Heights, Brooklyn will enjoy a new playground that they helped to design.
A ribbon cutting was attended by officials and students from MS 354 and KIPP AMP Middle and Elementary Schools Thursday to open the new community playground. The newly designed green space features basketball and tennis courts, a track, and new equipment all chosen by the students.
"This is a great opportunity not for our kids here but also the kids in the community. It's a great opportunity for the people who live directly across the street to see something beautiful and amazing that is going to be here for years,” said Antoine Lewis, Principal of KIPP AMP Charter School.
The $2 million project is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Vital Brooklyn” and was made possible by the Trust for Public Land. The Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center also donated funds.