Juniper Valley Park’s three new bocce courts opened on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and talk of meatballs and spaghetti. But for the players, most of whom are older Italians, the new courts don’t meet their standards.
Soon Middle Village residents can say buon giorno to new bocce courts. Local elected officials and the Parks Department joined members of the community on October 3 for the groundbreaking of a nearly $1 million project to repair the deteriorating Juniper Valley Park bocce courts. The Parks Department will renovate the two existing courts and […]
With the Twin Tower tribute lights in the background, hundreds of Queens residents gathered holding candles to honor those who died in the attacks on September 11. The candlelight vigil at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village featured poems, prayer and music on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. Click here to see all the […]
Middle Village’s Juniper Valley Park is making the grade. In a recent report card released by New Yorkers for Parks, the park received an “A,” ranking it among the highest rated parks in the city. The study focused on the maintenance conditions of parks between 20 and 500 acres. The Middle Village park scored a […]
Now park-goers can really have a ball! On Tuesday July 19, City Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Parks Department Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, community leaders and park users gathered to celebrate the opening of the recently-renovated handball courts at Juniper Valley Park. At the ribbon-cutting, athletes of all ages tested out the new playing area and enjoyed […]
Some western Queens children can now leap like frogs or relax as turtles do with the new wetland habitat-themed design and added play space in Juniper Valley Park, thanks to Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “The new playground in Juniper Valley Park is a great addition to one of the best parks in […]
Over the weekend, 12 newly-planted trees were destroyed at Juniper Valley Park. This incident marks the fourth case of tree damage this year at the park and a $2,500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in this arborcide. It is believed that the trees were cut […]
The baseball fields are plagued with drainage issues and the track is nothing more than a slab of asphalt. But that will soon change due to funding allocated to Frank Principe Park by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.
One Middle Village resident is proposing a divisive plan to relieve parking problems in the community. Matthew Crafa will meet with Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee to present his idea, which involves changing the parking signs around the perimeter of Juniper Valley Park to open up new overnight spots. Parking is not allowed around most […]