Park Slope’s JJ Byrne Park is in the process of a redesign by the Parks Department. According to Metro: “Plans for the Fourth Avenue side are underway. The first phase includes a $1.6 million upgrade for new handball and basketball courts, a skateboard area and a dog run that is expected to be completed by spring. It was funded by developer Shaya Boymelgreen for having used the park as a construction staging area. In the $2 million second phase, funded by City Council and Borough Hall, the asphalt courts are being replaced by a large synthetic turf field by 2009.”

Tonight and tomorrow, the Parks Dept. asks the community to “develop the concept” for the park’s renovations. The Old Stone House (an historic structure located within the park), will host, “facilitated session(s) to discuss conceptual plans for renovating the 5th Avenue aspect of JJ Byrne Park.” Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

UPDATE: A second meeting has been added – 7pm, Tuesday, January 22.  RSVP via email or 718-768-3195 by Monday.

Photo of the Old Stone House via Flatbush Gardner