October 24, By Christian Murray
The Ravenswood Playground, located on 21st Street between 34th and 35th avenues, is about to undergo a $6.7 million revamp.
The 2.75 acre park hasn’t undergone a significant upgrade in more than two decades and park officials are going to start working on design plans this winter.
“I am delighted to announce this substantial investment in the people of the Ravenswood Houses,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. “I look forward to seeing a fully renovated playground that the whole community can be proud of.”
The city council has allocated $4.2 million to the upgrades, with the Borough President’s office funding the rest.
“Ravenswood Playground is a critically necessary recreational resource that helps our children be physically active,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “That’s why it was important for the Queens Borough President’s Office to allocate $2.5 million toward upgrading the playground so that it will be available as a first-class recreational space for the entire community for years to come.”
Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski said the $6.7 million will go a long way.
“We look forward to meeting with the community this winter to begin the design process with a public scoping meeting where neighbors can give their input on the future of Ravenswood Playground.”