Katz Pours $12M into Parks

Katz Pours $12M into Parks

By Forum Staff
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz on Thursday announced an allocation of $12.1 million of the approximately $54 million in the beep’s Fiscal Year 2019 discretional capital funding for construction, renovations, and upgrades across 10 public parks in the World’s Borough.
The parks projects include:
• $2.5 million for the reconstruction of a multi-purpose play area at Castlewood Playground in Glen Oaks
• $2.5 million to renovate Maple Playground in Flushing
• $2 million for upgrades at Nautilus Playground at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica
• $1.28 million to renovate Playground LXII in Forest Hills
• $1 million to renovate the athletic area at Crowley Playground in Elmhurst
• $1 million for the creation of a memorial at the Old Towne of Flushing Burial Ground
• $750,000 for a building renovation at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City
• $461,000 to upgrade the play equipment and spray showers at Hoover-Manton Playgrounds in Briarwood
• $395,000 to complete seawall and fencing repairs and improve waterfront access at MacNeil Park in College Point
• $250,000 for site acquisition for an addition to Udalls Cove Park Preserve in Little Neck.
“Part of what defines Queens’ trademark quality of life – especially for the 2.3 million residents throughout our diverse communities – is the ample access to beautiful public parks and open space,” Katz said. “This capital investment is intended to help enhance our parks to be better enjoyed year-round by millions of children, seniors and families.”
In making her announcement, Katz noted that Queens is the largest of the five boroughs, with 7,273 acres of parkland, which amounts to just over 10 percent of the its total land mass.


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