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New park in Downtown Brooklyn open

Abolitionist Place in Downtown Brooklyn is finally open! The 1.15-acre public park at 225 Duffield Street with playground, dog run, water feature, lots of benches, water fountains and a lawn is now accessible from 6 am to 1 am.

The play area for children is open from sunrise to sunset featuring 3 climbing structures and lots of space to run around. Bring hats and sunscreen in good weather as there is little shade in the park overall when the sun is the strongest.

Dogs must be on leash in the park unless they are in the dog run. Dogs and furniture are not allowed on the lawn.

Water feature rules include no bare feet so bring some waterproof sandals for your kids. The water feature will be turned on soon weather permitting according to the guard on site.

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will take over the space for maintenance and programming. A security guard will be on site at all times. A pop-up reading room for kids kicks off Wednesday, May 15th from 2 to 5 PM. In partnership with Street Lab, the weekly reading room will offer a curated collection of books and a place to read together.

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