Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kathleen Henderson Back to Work at Carroll Park, For Now

Despite assurances from Parks & Recreations officials that Carroll Park would once again be allocated a playground associate for summer 2011, the Friends of Carroll Park discovered earlier this month that funding was abruptly revoked.

After the ensuing community outcry, Councilman Brand Lander and his staff were able to restore funding to bring back longtime associate Kathleen Henderson (above), at least for the time being.

Long term funding (i.e., next summer) for the summer associate position is not guaranteed, however. While children in years past deserved summer recreation, it's so much more important nowadays that the top 1 percent of New Yorkers pay less in taxes than they did when things actually worked.

In the meantime, Kathleen's hours are:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
Bring the kids.

Photo courtesy of Friends of Carroll Park

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