2017-05-03 / Front Page

City Department of Parks To Build Healing Garden For Cancer Patients

The City Department of Parks and Recreation has plans to fight cancer by building a healing garden in Queens where oncology patients can take a breather and enjoy nature in between treatments.

The garden will be located across the street from New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Queens Julia and Ned Arnold Center for Radiation Oncology in Flushing.

Parks officials expect to complete the design for the garden by June 2017. They anticipate the greenspace — which is being funded by $600,000 from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Peter Koo — to open in fall 2019.

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