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Ravenswood Playground to undergo $6.7 million revamp

Oct. 24, 2017 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.”

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Anonymous

They need to clean ravenwoods and Astoria projects!! clean up and build co-ops or condos . it’s a shame you have bunch trash there that don’t appreciate. They need to invest to do better for the community and get ride of garbage!

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What a waste of money

Kids don’t play in parks like they used to. This investment is not necessary. And what are they doing with $6.7 million? That’s a whole lot of money for the park. Are they installing a Six Flags in there? Guaranteed there is fraud going on.

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Jon

The parks are filled with kids everyday there is no school and the weather isn’t bad . This is completely inaccurate .

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Born in Astoria

I hope they get rid of the garbage smell from the neighboring Sanitation facility. I grew up playing in this park, and rarely saw gangs there. That said it does seem like a lot to spend on one park but hopefully they will seek input from the community and do a good job.

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Horsin Around

So they don’t have enough money to put in elevators at the new subway stops, but they have $6.7M to spend on a swingset?

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Brunilda Soto

Really renovated but will it be safe for the people or a hang-out for the gangs and unruly people?

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Valerie N Queensview

The people who use this park deserve this investment.
Come by sometime and “hang-out” with the families and residents who use this park and deserve better service andameneties.

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Anonymous

there you go mr. photo-op himself — gee he does not ever think about sunnyside or woodside always by the projects

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