2017-06-28 / Front Page

Upgrades For Redwood Playground Unveiled

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined City Councilman Barry Grodenchik (third from r.), Queens Borough Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski (second from l.), Community Board 8 Chair Martha Taylor, (second from r.), Community Board 8 District Manager Marie Adam-Ovide (l.) and Marc Haken of Community Board 8 and Friends of Cunningham Park (r.) at a June 14 event to unveil the design for the transformation of Redwood Playground, a play space for small children in Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows. The planned upgrades include new play equipment and a new water spray feature, additional seating, improved landscaping, a more inviting 193rd Street entrance and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant access to the comfort station and the upper playground.  Borough President Katz contributed $1.2 million of her discretionary capital dollars to the $1.7 million project, with the remainder of the funding coming from the City Council.

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