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.
There's plenty of street parking near the playground.
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If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.