Astoria Playground finally sees a start to Upgrade Construction!

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The Paul Raimonda Playground bounded by 20th Avenue and 47th and 48th Streets finally saw construction begin on a complete upgrade this week.

 

The $1.56 million dollar upgrade was a long while in the making,  with the design of the upgrade being completed in 2012, according to NYC Parks. 

Some of the new features reported by DNAinfo will include :

 

  • Steinway Piano shaped spray shower for kids (in respect to Steinway & Sons piano factory, a Astoria/NY landmark)
  • New play equipment
  • Re-pavement of the asphalt
  • Planting of new trees and bushes
  • Removing of the bocce court

 

Construction for the new upgrades is planed to be complete by June next summer. Giving Astorians another fantastic park to frolic in.

Image Via Queenscourier.  Credit: Department of Parks and Recreation
Image Via Queenscourier. Credit: Department of Parks and Recreation