New Picnic/BBQ Area Announcement

To All Shareholders:

Summer is about being outdoors; on the beach or barbecuing with family and friends. We’ve always had the beach but had to travel elsewhere for the grilling. No longer! The big grassy area between buildings #1 & #5 is now Luna Park’s newest shareholder convenience: a picnic/BBQ area! We’ve placed twelve picnic tables and six grills along two sides. There are also water spigots, garbage cans, and special metal cans for hot coal/ash disposal. We’ve left room to add more tables and grills as needed; we’re prepared to meet demand. Meanwhile, if you need extra space and all the tables are taken, you can bring down your own folding table. Try to keep it along the sides; the center should be for children to run and play. If you need extra cooking capacity — or are kosher — you can bring down your own grill. If you do, please position it like the fixed grills to avoid children running into them while playing in the center.

We will be painting a number on each grill and offering reservations. To reserve, come to the management office with a $50 check made out to Luna Park and you’ll get a pass for a grill. This check is only a deposit — like for elevators — and will be returned to you afterward. It’s our way of knowing who’s using the grill and that you’re a shareholder. Security personnel will have a checklist with reservations and will be enforcing it. Picnics can run late but we would like all grills to be extinguished by 8pm. Please be mindful of noise after sunset; sound travels excruciatingly well in that area.

Dog owners, we would all be very grateful if — starting now — you don’t let your dogs use this picnic area as a bathroom (at any hour). We have two shiny new dog runs and many unused areas where children won’t be playing and adults won’t be laying down reading a book or suntanning. We understand if you want your dog with you at a picnic but please and pretty please, don’t let them do their business there. It should remain a picnic area and not a minefield.

All the above is our starting point. If we have to change to address loopholes or convenience, we will do so. Common sense, consideration, and courtesy go further than a million rules. Remember you are among your neighbors and be reasonable. Please clean up after yourselves; treat this area even better than you would your own private backyard. We may not be on Park Avenue but we can still have nice things. Show it a little extra love and, not only will it be a huge success and pleasure for us all, it will encourage us to add more. Eventually we will enclose it with a nice fence but, for now, our security personnel will be paying close attention to this area, day and night. Undercover officers from the 60th Precinct will also be patrolling and we’re installing additional lighting to the area (and dog runs too.)

None of this would’ve been possible without the hard work of our management and maintenance. The current board is well aware of the extra burden our projects represent but Luna Park’s staff handle it like champs. It’s easier to come up with an idea than to make it happen and manage it long after we’re gone. Thank you very much from us all.

Luna Park’s Board of Directors

A digital copy is available here.