Locals come together at Borough Hall to help shape redesign of Columbus Park

It was a lesson of democracy in action at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Monday, Feb. 26, when more than 100 locals attended a community input meeting to give their feedback on the redesign of Columbus Park.

Months ago, Brooklyn Borough President and area Council Member Lincoln Restler say they had a vision: turn Columbus Park into a recreational park for the Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights communities and Brooklyn as a whole. With that in mind, they looked to create a park for the people, by the people — and invited locals to the planning process.