The play area now contains treehouse-inspired climbing equipment and an expanded spray shower with a turtle theme. The renovations also added painted games, new swings, benches and a new basketball court.
The design for the $1.5 million project was unveiled in May 2015, and construction began last October.
“Bowne Park has always been a gem in North Flushing,” said Councilman Paul Vallone, who allocated $500,000 to the project, “and these wonderfully inspired upgrades will ensure the park can be enjoyed by children and their families for years to come.”
The comfort station in the park is now being reconstructed. It’s expected to reopen later this fall. Money was also allocated to install a new filtration system in the park's pond. That project is now in the design phase.
“Bowne Park’s new playground and the future work still to come will revitalize this space and turn it into a jewel in which this neighborhood can take pride,” said Borough President Melinda Katz, who allocated $1 million.
“While the park has always been an oasis for generations, it has had its share of neglect,” she added. “Now, North Flushing will have a better park to better serve the growing families of North Flushing.”