Department of Parks & Recreation

Pricey park potty has patrons perplexed
Pricey park potty has patrons perplexed
News Alexa Altman 10/02/2012 at 4:28PM

Elmhurst Park patrons are happy to finally have somewhere to relieve themselves, but many feel the taxpayer funded, city-built bathroom flushed money down the drain. The stylish comfort station, which underwent construction during the summer of 2011 and took over a year to complete, racked up a $2.3 million price tag. Robert Holden, president of [...]

Pol: Trees at root of flooding problem
Pol: Trees at root of flooding problem
News Melissa Chan 8/23/2012 at 7:30AM

A local legislator lambasted the city for turning a blind eye to Queens homeowners tangled in sidewalk tree root problems. The roots, which stretch out underground and penetrate through residential main sewer and water lines at least once a year, cause basement flooding and constant sewage backup, said State Senator Tony Avella. But the city’s [...]

Ozone Park set to get skate park
Ozone Park set to get skate park
News Terence M. Cullen 7/18/2012 at 8:06AM

Roll out the boards and set up the half pipe. Ozone Park will soon be home to a large skate park, the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation confirmed. Requests for proposals (RFP) to developers were released for the 10,350-square-foot skate park, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2013. It will [...]