VIDEO: Atlantic City Seeks to Restore Brown's ParkPosted:
A park in Atlantic City is in need of desperate repair.
On Wednesday, the Atlantic City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz, held a press conference to announce a new coalition focused on fixing up Brown’s Park.
The mid-town park was named after Sergeant Harold Brown, the first African American from Atlantic City to die in World War II.
Plans were on display as many members of the community took the stand to address the public.
"This is our children. this is our future. but more importantly it’s a veteran that the park is named after," said Ernest Coursey, 1st district freeholder, of Atlantic County. "And we as a community cannot just sit back and just take okie dokie as an answer. We’re not against anyone, we’re here honoring Sgt. Brown properly. We’re here to improve the quality of life for the community, we’re here to upgrade the area and finally we’re here to make a statement about the rebirth of Atlantic City.
The coalition is asking for the $107,000 needed to get the park back up and running come from the Atlantic County open space funds.
In an effort to secure those funds the community plans to start a petition.