Queens councilmen celebrate $25 million in funding for city Parks Department


Two Queens councilmen who represent districts that are separated by Flushing Meadows Corona Park played key roles the allocation of $25 million in Play Fair funds for the city Parks Department, which will be used to hire essential parks staff in all five boroughs.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, city parks provided essential outdoor space to New Yorkers who were pent up indoors during the lockdown. The new funding will make parks cleaner, safer and more accessible year round.