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Browse or search our collection of news announcements dating back to 2003, including notifications of park openings and renamings, programs and special events, and employee and agency accomplishments.

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August 18

Nyc Parks Breaks Ground On Renovations To Forest Park’s Mary Whalen Playground

Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski today joined Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Assembly Member Michael Miller, and District Manager of Community Board 9 Lisa Gomes for a ceremonial ground breaking on nearly $1.5 million in renovations to Forest Park’s Mary Whalen...

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