Bland Playground in Downtown Flushing will soon undergo a $6 million reconstruction project.
But before the design is made, the Parks Department wants Flushing residents and park users to chime in on what they’d like to see included as part of the transformation.
On Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., the Parks Department are teaming up with Councilman Peter Koo and the borough president’s office to host a scoping meeting for the project.
Attendees can tell parks officials what they want in the reconstructed playground.
“This scoping meeting is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for area residents to redesign their own backyard playground,” Koo said.
The councilman noted that despite its popularity, the playground has been plagued by a variety of problems, “from sanitation to vagrancy.”
“It’s far past time that we address these issues through a redesign and reconstruction that prioritizes the needs of the families and young people who cherish and use this rare urban recreational space,” Koo added.
The scoping meeting will take place at Bland Community Center, located at 133-36 Roosevelt Avenue.