Basketball players want hoop replaced in Echo Park

Some community members want the city to fix a broken basketball hoop at Echo Park on Valentine Avenue. Some community members want the city to fix a broken basketball hoop at Echo Park on Valentine Avenue.
THE BRONX -

Some community members want the city to fix a broken basketball hoop at Echo Park on Valentine Avenue.

Residents say a rim of one of the hoops has been missing for at least three months after someone broke it during a game. It hasn't been replaced, and the two hoops that do remain at the park are unstable and without nets.

News 12 spotted fliers announcing a meeting last December with the city's Parks Department regarding possible improvements at the park, but nothing has been done in the interim.

A Parks Department spokesperson tells News 12: "We are looking into the current condition of the basketball hoops at Echo Park. Once assessed, Parks will address accordingly."

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