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Playground under the Triborough bridge undergoes a makeover, features new exercise equipment and volleyball courts

Revamped playground includes two volleyball courts

July 12, 2017 By Jason Cohen

A playground located under the Triborough Bridge has been revamped and now features ping pong tables, volleyball courts, exercise equipment and painted exercise games.

The renovations at Triborough Bridge Playground A, located on Hoyt Avenue North between 21street and Astoria Park, began in the fall of 2016 and the playground re-opened a few weeks ago, according to a spokeswoman with the Parks Department.

The area has been repaved and the upgrades include new drainage and fencing.

The new space is dedicated to adults, devoid of swings & slides and children’s play equipment.

The project was funded with $825,000 from the City Council and the Mayor.

Plans for the park were initially announced in 2013, but the project was postponed while the site was used as a staging area for work on the Triborough Bridge above it.

DNAinfo was first to report that the playground had reopened.

Revamp includes two table tennis tables

 

Includes exercise equipment

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Anonymous

The problem is it’s either across the lake right next to that skate park and next to people who don’t clean up their dog or right under the bridge where not a lot of people can enjoy volleyball courts. Every Saturday/Sunday evening there’s always latin families that have beers, enjoy volley ball and kick up their feet. Nobody ever complained when they do that. No sense in kicking them out now…

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jackie

How healthy is it to be under that bridge with all the pigeon droppings, animal urine, fumes from cars/trucks, and dust from the bridge. I know as New Yorker’s we have been warned not to eat in the subway, subway stations and under the overpass of trains because it is not healthy and I would think the same holds true being under a bridge. I think most people will any sense or health concern will just walk to Astoria Park and use the playground, track, benches, etc at the park.

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Poparoo 46

Hey maaaaaaan this is great maaaaaan. Just if you get here early ask the homeless nicely to move. Haha haha I’m funny maaaaaaaaaaaan. Poparoo 46 at your service. Whoooaaa maaaaaaan.

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yazzz

This is great. hopefully people respect the upgrades and sharing the space with all residents of the area.

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