Progress Report: Luther Gulick Park

As we mentioned a couple of days ago, City Councilman Alan Gerson has agreed to help fund the facelift of Luther Gulick Park. Earlier this month, LES resident Dave Bolotsky arranged a meeting with members of the community and a Department of Parks representative to discuss ideas for refurbishing Luther Gulick. The park, located at Delancey and Willett Streets. has suffered from years of neglect: tables and benches were removed in the 80’s to discourage raucus crowds from congregating near the Hillamn Co-op – diseased trees had to be cut down a decade ago.

At Tuesday night’s Community Board 3 meeting, Patricia Olan announced that her boss, Councilman Gerson, had found some money for Luther Gulick’s restoration. Yesterday, Bolotsky told The Lo-Down he’s organizing a second community meeting, probably to be held late next month, to solicit more feedback. He’s also working with the city to line up additional funding. Parks official Bob Redmond said at the June 4th gathering that the project would probably cost about $2 million.

We’ll have more details about the time and location of the meeting as soon as it is scheduled.