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Elmhurst Park

Elmhurst Park, once an eyesore and traffic landmark, opened to the public ion May 24, 2011 as a magnificent community greenspace. The site of Elmhurst Park was once the location of two KeySpan Newtown gas holders, a highway landmark popularly known… more.

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Elmhurst Park, once an eyesore and traffic landmark, opened to the public ion May 24, 2011 as a magnificent community greenspace. The site of Elmhurst Park was once the location of two KeySpan Newtown gas holders, a highway landmark popularly known as the "Elmhurst gas tanks." With the support of the community, the site was sold by KeySpan to the City of New York for $1 and was cleaned up and returned to the public as open space. Today, the park features lush lawns, jogging paths, seating, sculpture, modern comfort stations, safety lighting, and more than 620 trees.

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