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Bowne Park plans announced

Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) stood with Borough President Melinda Katz and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, to announce the design plans for Bowne Park’s playground upgrade in Flushing.

The upgrade is the first part of a two- phase plan to renovate Bowne Park’s playground and pond and is being made possible by $1.45 million in city funding from Vallone and $1 million from the Borough President’s Office.

The revamping will include a new enclosed toddler park, redesigned sprinklers and playground inspired by Bowne Park’s turtles in Bowne Lake and oak and elm trees, as well as a new basketball court.

They said the design and bidding process should be complete by the end of the year, with construction set to begin in early 2016.

“Bowne Park has always been a gem in North Flushing and these upgrades will ensure that children and families will be able to continue to enjoy it for years to come,” Vallone said, adding he will follow up to see that it moves swiftly.

See more at Queens Chronicle.