Queens parks get millions in funding from City Council budget

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The New York City Council recently voted to adopt the 2023 budget which included a total of over $16 million in funding for Queens parks.

Frank Principe Park is receiving $6.8 million for the reconstruction of the children’s play area, including new play equipment, safety surfacing, pavements, drainage system and security lighting.

Lance Lovejoy, from Friends of Frank Principe, a community organization that works to improve their park, said that he’s thrilled with the funding but hopes more is coming.

“I think it’s way overdue,” Lovejoy said. “I’m very happy and I hope it’s just the start for things to come. The park has been neglected forever. I think since we started posting everything [to Facebook] it got the ball rolling and I hope this is just the beginning.”

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