NE Entrance of McCarren Park Closed Until Springby on
As many may have noticed, the northeast entrance of McCarren park has been fenced off in preparation for a construction project that will take place over the winter. The Parks Department is commencing a $930,000 capital project that will create greater drainage capacity, repave the walkway and update the landscaping to alleviate drainage problems, which routinely create several small lakes around the park after heavy rains. Hopefully, all the gates will be down and the park will be open to full public access come spring of 2013. And maybe the Parks Department will also get the light pole that fell during Hurricane Sandy up off the ground again, one can dream.