Monday, October 28, 2019
Joseph C. Sauer Park closed now for year-long renovation
The reconstruction of Joseph C. Sauer Park is underway here on 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B...
We've been reporting on this in recent weeks (see links below)...
To recap: As previously reported, while the $4 million redesign of the Park was welcome, local residents were unhappy with the Parks Department's plan to install a 4-foot fence here upon completion of the rehab. According to a petition that was in circulation, the shorter fence would "make the park less secure and an unsafe place for children to use."
However, on Oct. 18, local Assemblymember Harvey Epstein and City Councilmember Carlina Rivera announced a deal with the city that would keep the fence at 8 feet.
The renovations — part of Mayor de Blasio’s Community Parks Initiative — have a completion date of October 2020, per the Park's website.
Previously on EV Grieve:
A petition to keep the 8-foot fence at Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street
Year-long renovations expected soon at Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street; locals want fence to remain at 8 feet
Pols: Fence at Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street will remain at 8 feet