Phase 1 of the Astoria Park Renovation will begin in 2018

Phase 1 of the Astoria Park Renovation will begin in 2018

The New York City Parks Department has given Community Board 1 details on the first phase of the renovation of Astoria Park thanks to the $30 million “Anchor Park funding from the City. The proposal includes a reconstructions of the running track, at the center of which will be a soccer field that uses synthetic turf. Much needed new drinking fountains will be installed, in addition to bleachers and adult fitness equipment. The plan also calls for adding new trees and plants. Work on Phase 1 will begin in late 2018.

Running Track in Astoria Park (photo credit: Clare Doyle)

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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City