2011-06-08 / Front Page

Van Bramer And Marshall Unveil Revitalized Lou Lodati Park Plans

(L. to r.): Sunnyside United Dog Society (SUDS) President Rick Duro, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Community Board 2 Chair Joseph Conley. 

(L. to r.): Sunnyside United Dog Society (SUDS) President Rick Duro, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Community Board 2 Chair Joseph Conley. On June 2 Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Borough President Helen Marshall and City Department of Parks and Recreation Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski unveiled plans for the newly redesigned Lou Lodati Park. 
Van Bramer and Marshall have successfully worked to secure $1.4 million in funding for the park renovations. Plans include a state of the art dog run, modern basketball courts, a resurfaced softball field, ecuavoli courts, expanded lighting, and additional greenery, including new trees and shrubs. 
“It is important to maintain and enhance the local parks that support quality of life and make our neighborhoods great places to live and work,” Van Bramer said. “Among the many new features, the renovations will provide a terrific dog run that the many dog lovers in the area will appreciate. I am pleased to announce this much-needed update to Lou Lodati Park, which will benefit the ever growing and vibrant community in Sunnyside.”
“An investment in our parks is an investment in the future. At the present time, it is my pleasure to say that since becoming Queens Borough President I have had the privilege to allocate more than $142 million in capital funding to urban oases like this one here. Today, I am happy to report that Councilmember Van Bramer and I have each provided half of the $1.4 million that will give this heavily-used patch of green a facelift, not only for taxpayers, but also their best friends, their canine companions,” Marshall said.
“The Parks Department is excited to show the plans for a $1.4 million refurbished Lou Lodati Park that will improve the softball and basketball courts, expand lighting, add new plants and trees, in addition to creating a new dog run for Queens’ four-legged friends,” Lewandowski said. “This project is possible thanks to $700,000 each allocated by Borough President Marshall and Councilmember Van Bramer.”
 

 
 

 

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