Department of Parks and Recreation.

Ridgewood Reservoir plans met with mixed reaction
Ridgewood Reservoir plans met with mixed reaction
Southwest Liam La Guerre 7/02/2013 at 3:55PM

Residents are riled up at a plan to transform the Ridgewood Reservoir, saying they prefer to preserve the 150-year site in its natural state. Representatives from the Department of Parks and Recreation presented three concepts of the master plan for the reservoir at a public meeting hosted by the Park Services Committee of Community Board [...]

Pol red over lack of Greenstreets
Pol red over lack of Greenstreets
News Melissa Chan 10/17/2012 at 12:48PM

A state senator scolded the city for making changes to a green program that has left some turf in his district deserted. Unused road areas have been turned into leafy green spaces since 1996, under the city Department of Parks and Recreation’s Greenstreets program, but now only pieces of land in flood-prone areas are being [...]

Timers will save thousands of gallons of water at city parks
Timers will save thousands of gallons of water at city parks
News Billy Rennison 8/14/2012 at 4:23PM

On most cool, rainy days throughout the summer, city sprinklers run continuously, pouring thousands of gallons of water — and money — down the drain. But a joint project between the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Parks and Recreation is looking to put an end to this water waste through timed [...]

Little Neck neighbors want problem tree removed
Little Neck neighbors want problem tree removed
News Melissa Chan 7/03/2012 at 11:29AM

Neighbors in Little Neck say a rotted tree rooted on a popular pathway is on its last leg and poses a danger to pedestrians passing beneath its falling limbs. “I walk on the street. I’m so afraid of walking under this tree that I make a detour,” said Vicky Cosgrove, 61, pointing to a problematic [...]

Western Queens will soon be more bike friendly
Western Queens will soon be more bike friendly
News Michael Pantelidis 5/11/2012 at 3:31PM

Residents will soon have a greener, healthier way to beat the traffic around western Queens. The Department of Parks and Recreation is currently constructing the Queens East River and North Shore Greenway, a 10.6-mile, urban, multi-use trail intended to provide access to the borough’s shoreline and improve commuting options for people beyond motorized vehicles. The [...]

Cooper resigns from Queens parks
News Alexa Altman 1/11/2012 at 4:10PM

Having planted the seeds for a flourishing Parks Department, Estelle Cooper, assistant commissioner of the Queens Department of Parks and Recreation and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park administrator, has resigned. Under Cooper’s 18-year tenure, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park transformed. She advocated for the installation of a set of synthetic soccer fields, the construction of the Aquatic Center and [...]

Little Bay Park project stall is little ‘comfort’
Little Bay Park project stall is little ‘comfort’
News Michael Pantelidis 11/30/2011 at 4:00PM

Bayside elected officials and community leaders are campaigning for relief for visitors of Little Bay Park and hoping that millions of dollars in funding hasn’t been flushed by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Senator Tony Avella united with Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance, and residents of the Bayside community on [...]