NYC Parks Commish Adrian Benepe says that the shuttered Squibb Park might make a great skateboard park for tweens:
Yournabe.com: “We got some great parks in Brooklyn Heights for younger kids and they are packed, but there’s no place for the older kids, the eight− to 12−year−olds,” Benepe said, speaking to this newspaper after a recent real estate roundtable lunch at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
“It could be a great place for the older kids with a small skateboard feature in it,” he said.
Benepe said he understands that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) wants to use the half−acre park as an entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, but it hasn’t been designed yet.
Last week it was announced that budget cuts had killed plans to make Squibb an entry point for Brooklyn Bridge Park.