Service Project

Osborn Playground Veteran's Day Service Project

November 12, 2016 10:00 AM-02:00 PM

Mission

Osborn Playground

553 Thatford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Event Overview

Located in Brownsville, Brooklyn behind PS 275, Osborn Playground has been an instrumental community hub since 1988. Surrounded by wrought iron fencing, the playground contains a comfort station, a large compass stone, basketball courts, aqua and red play equipment with safety surfacing, tot swings, a shower basin, and spring riding animals. Due to decreasing investments in city parks, Osborn Playground will not be receiving funding from NYC Parks to help the playground remain a safe place for local children and residents to play and remain active. On this day of service, veterans and supporters will refurbish the park’s iron fencing and two playground sets, refresh the paint on the basketball courts and shower basin, paint a new softball field, blacktop games and mural on the playground’s comfort station and remove invasive plant species so we can plant 1,000 daffodils. This service project is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Mission Continues, Partnerships for Parks, New York City Parks, and Community Solutions – Brownsville Initiative designed to improve the neighborhood. Through this day of service, platoon members will show the community that veterans are leaving a legacy of action and service that will forever change Brownsville.

What To Wear

Warm clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

What to Bring

Parking

There's plenty of street parking near the playground.

Inclement Weather

National Events Platoon

Event Contact:  Vu Nguyen
vnguyen@missioncontinues.org
(917) 414-2530

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