Shirley Chisholm State Park Debuts in Brooklyn, New York

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Shirley Chisholm State Park. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the opening of Shirley Chisholm State Park in East New York, New York on July 2.

The park is now the largest state park in the city with 407 acres in Jamaica Bay, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported. The park is part of the Vital Brooklyn initiative, which is “a model for community development and wellness.” The Vital Brooklyn initiative invests in community-based healthcare, healthy food, education, and open recreation spaces, according to the New York State government.

“Today we add another gem to our treasure trove of state parks, transforming what was once a blemish on the South Brooklyn community into exquisite open space,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Shirley Chisholm fought to improve the health and wellness of underserved communities, a legacy we are carrying on through the Vital Brooklyn…

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