The final phase to reconstruct a Little Neck playground will soon be underway, three years after the project began.
On Wednesday, July 15, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Queens Parks Commissioner Michael Dockett and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards will celebrate the groundbreaking at Challenge Playground. The $3,075,000 redesign includes new play equipment, fencing and a modernized spray shower to replace an old cement wading pool.
The playground is located at 251st Street and 61st Avenue, adjacent to P.S. Q811 on Marathon Parkway. During a visit to the school in January 2019, Grodenchik announced that he and former Borough President Melinda Katz were “building a new playground” in the area.