The synthetic field that opened about a month ago in Washington Park (formerly J.J. Byrne) has been a huge success so far. On most days it gets a lot of traffic from schoolkids, and on nice weekends we've seen hundreds of people hanging out there. This section of the park used to be all asphalt and, at least in recent years, it was often under-utilized. According to Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn, however, there's community outcry about the hours the field will be open to the public, which after this week will be limited to 8-10 am on Saturday and 4-6 pm on Sunday unless users have a permit. One resident is leading a campaign to get it open to the public on a more regular basis.
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