This month, Macy’s shoppers can spend some green to keep Queens green.
Two parks in the borough — Cunningham and Queens Botanical Garden — have been selected for the major department store’s “Heart Your Park” fundraising initiative that raises money for upkeep and improvement projects.
More than 550 parks in the nation were chosen for the program.
Macy’s will match the total up to $250,000 and give the proceeds to the city’s Parks Department.
“I’m ecstatic,” said Friends of Cunningham Park President Marc Haken. “We’re constantly improving the park.”
Haken said his parks support group, which is funded through City Council and state assembly grants, has spent at least $100,000 over the last few years to maintain the Fresh Meadows park.
The much-needed help from Macy’s would go toward cleaning up hiking trails and fixing many eroded parts of the park, Haken added.
“It’s like owning a house,” he said. “There’s always stuff to do, equipment to be purchased.”
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