COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT — The plan to create Columbia Waterfront Park has received $500,000 in funding from Borough President Eric Adams, out of nearly $12 million allocated to parks across Brooklyn.
Officials announced last week that the park would be a "brand new two-acre space along the Brooklyn Greenway."
The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, charged with creating a 14-mile route for pedestrians and cyclists, called the park a "proposed gathering space" for locals with an access point to the Greenway, according to its website.
"Elements of the initial concept plan include a natural amphitheater, dog run, bicycle amenities for cyclists and several shaded walking paths and natural areas," the website said.
The group did not immediately respond to request for further comment.
Adams also allocated $500,000 for new benches and repaved paths in Sunset Park as well as $350,000 for St. Mary's Playground in Carroll Gardens.
Councilman Carlos Menchaca, whose district includes Sunset Park, in a statement thanked Adams for "his incredible partnership."
Separately, Menchaca is also working with community members to determine how $2 million should be spent for a capital improvement project in Red Hook parks.