RED HOOK — Coffey Park will finally reopen this summer after a reconstruction project left the park closed for more than a year, the Parks Department said.
The park, bordered by Verona, King, Richards and Dwight streets, was fenced off last year after officials announced a $2.3 million renovation for the green space in April 2014.
Updates to the park included landscaping, “decorative paving” in the main plaza and repaving the park’s interior pathways, a spokeswoman for the city agency said.
Workers also installed new benches and lighting. The Parks Department had also planned to add drinking fountains and ground hydrants to water green areas.
The park will open to the public in June, the spokeswoman said, even though it was previously scheduled to open in April.
Residents have previously expressed frustration with the Parks Department for its lack of transparency over renovations regarding their local parks, including Louis Valentino Jr. Park after fencing was abruptly installed around the waterfront green space last fall.