Vallone: Develop Astoria Park Pool area into ice skating rink


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Photo courtesy of Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.
Photo courtesy of Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.

Astoria Park could soon be the next site to go skating for the holidays.

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. sent a letter to Parks Department Commissioner Veronica White on November 19, asking the agency to develop the Astoria Park Pool area into an ice skating rink. The area being proposed for the rink is next to the pool and used for sprinklers during the summer.

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“This area in the Astoria Park Pool would make the perfect space for an ice skating rink for the residents of Queens to enjoy during the winter months,” said Vallone. “With the addition of an ice skating rink to the existing skate park and upcoming amphitheater, Astoria Park will be a destination for every season.”

Vallone hopes an agreement could be reached for the Astoria Park Pool, like the one created between the Parks department and Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn to maintain and operate the ice rink at the McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn. The McCarren Park Pool uses its beach area, next to the main pool, for its skating rink.

 

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