October 6, 2023
Nearly two years ago our Cub Community moved into a brand new Lower School campus, PreK – Grade 2, at 405 Gold Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The campus was deliberately designed to support the growth of our youngest learners. Now we are pleased to share that the Downtown Brooklyn Alliance is in the final stages of building a brand-new park right across the street.
The lovely new 1.15-acre site of outdoor space is nestled between Gold, Willoughby, and Duffield Streets right across the street from our school. Designed by landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Jones, plans include a new playground, lawn space, dog park, ornamental plantings, and multiple seating areas.
The neighboring green space will be a wonderful resource for recess breaks, and families will be able to enjoy a convenient playtime after school.
In the meantime, one of the most popular spaces at the Lower School campus is the Bear’s Den — a huge indoor play space completed with rock climbing walls, areas for soccer games, and a theater. Recess breaks are an important way to break up our school day, and the Bear’s Den paired with trips to nearby Fort Greene Park have been wonderful ways to get the wiggles out for our Cubs.
Our team of staff and educators are watching the progress of the park daily. Now the play structures have been installed, and the trees are being planted. The grand opening for the park is slated for March 2024, and our community will come out in full force to support all those who made it possible.