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Present Your Ideas on Rainey Park Revamp at Meeting Tonight

Rainey Park (Photo: Jackie Strawbridge)

Sept. 26, 2019. By Shane O’Brien 

Members of the public can weigh in on the redevelopment of the playground at Rainey Park in Astoria at a meeting on Thursday night.

The public scoping meeting for the renovation of Rainey Park’s playground will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Rd.

The meeting will be attended by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and local residents can share their thoughts on what they want the renovated park to look like when work is completed.

Rainey Park, located on Vernon Boulevard between 34th Avenue and 33rd Road, will be undergoing a $7.5 million overhaul thanks to funding secured by Van Bramer and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

Van Bramer said in August that he would be working with NYC Parks to ensure that community input is incorporated into new designs and renovations implemented in the park.

Renovations to the 8-acre park will include improvements to the park’s play areas, athletic fields, sidewalks and green spaces. This will be the first upgrade to Rainey Park in over a decade, according to Van Bramer.

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Ty Michael

Rainey Park needs a dog run!!! There is a severe shortage of dog runs in Astoria – the only one that I think exists only recently opened over by Astoria park.

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Anne Lauro Balzer

As a resident who grew up on 9th Street down the block from Nogughi ‘s museum, they should restore the baseball field. Also have a enclosed dog run. Update the swings and monkey bars.

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