The site on 18th Avenue between 47th and 48th streets is part of the Schoolyard to Playground initiative, which has a goal of ensuring that every New Yorker lives within ten minutes of a playground or park.
The playground will be used during the day by students, but open to the public during non-school hours.
“We are finally living up to our neighborhood’s name as a result of this project and the fact that we are funding improvements to every single park around the area,” said Councilman David Greenfield.
The park will include a large track, tennis courts, basketball hoops and two new turf fields. There will also be an area for children ages five to 12 to play, and a large area to accommodate those with disabilities.
“We are transforming the lot at P.S. 192 into a destination playground,” said Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffery. “The new park will feature sports fields and new play equipment, and it will be fully accessible so that children of all abilities can enjoy it.”
There will also be more than 25 trees planted.
“This is a very exciting moment for our school and our students,” said Principal Liset Issac. “We have been eagerly awaiting this since the new playground was first announced, and can’t wait to see what the final product looks like.