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Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Getting a New Water Playground

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Getting a New Water Playground

Thanks to a $5 million renovation!

One of our favorite places to visit in Queens with kids is getting a major update, and it’s going to be majorly fun. The Flushing Meadows Corona Park decorative fountain will be undergoing a $5 million renovation and will be turned into a water playground for kids.

The fountains, which were built over 50 years ago for the World’s Fair, will be taken down and replaced with a walkway with misting fountains and a water play area for children.  There will be a designated toddler area as well as a place for older to kids to play. There will also be food trucks and table and chairs around the mist garden.

“There will be a [new] fun, safe place to cool down,”Janice Melnick, the administrator of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, told reporters.

There will also be a plaza for seating and an area that can be used for performances and shows.

“It’s always great when we’re able to really put in thoughtful renovations that care for the kids and the community that actually utilize the park,” said City Councilman Francisco Moya, a Corona native, to reporters.

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The project is just in the beginning phase and we can expect to see it finished some time in 2019.

Other parts of Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be undergoing improvements as well. “We want to make sure we can provide the proper funding of the maintenance of the fields so the kids and families that come to utilize Flushing Meadows-Corona Park can have a real state of the art facility that’s really giving [a park] to this community that desperately needs all the resources they can [get],” said Moya, to reporters.

We can’t wait to cool off during hot summer days in this awesome park!

Main image: Rendering of the new Flushing Meadows Corona Park Water Playground courtesy Quennell Rothschild & Partners for NYC Parks

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