Sad news for many kids in Carroll Gardens! The Friends of Carroll Park have just learned that our much loved Playground Associate, Kathleen Henderson has not been funded for this year. Due to substantial cuts to the Parks Department budget, there will only be 3-4 Playground Associates in all of Brooklyn. There is always a chance that the NYC Council may restore some funds but we should not count on this. We should, however, write to our elected officials and Parks Department managers to express how important Kathleen and her programming has been for Carroll Park and our community. We could also contemplate raising funds to hire Kathleen through the Parks Department on our behalf. Any ideas or donations are welcome.