Corona Golf Playground

Parks Cuts Ribbon On Corona Golf Playground

Monday, April 27, 2009
No. 34

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and
students from P.S. 28 cut the ribbon on more than $2 million of improvements at Corona Golf

“Thanks to Borough President Marshall’s vision in allocating more than $2 million, Corona Golf Playground has wonderful new features from a spray shower to basketball and volleyball courts to new benches,” said Commissioner Benepe. “The Corona and Flushing neighborhoods have seen a many improvements to their parks, as we opened the Flushing Meadows Corona Park pool last year, recently opened the World Ice Arena at the same site and then launched the Al Oerter Recreation Center in March. Corona and Flushing have become the premiere sports and fitness destination in New York City!”

From a play area for tots to adult fitness equipment, the reconstructed Corona Golf Playground meets recreation needs of all ages. The new features of this park include a water play area, playhouses, basketball courts, and a volleyball court, as well as new benches and water fountains. New strengthening and stretching equipment for adults can be found at the south end of the park.

This project was made possible thanks to $2,235,000 allocated by Queens Borough President Helen
Marshall. The land that is now Corona Golf Playground was previously a strip of wasteland, known as the Corona Ash Dumps. In his classic novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald described the area as a valley of ashes, “a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens.”

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Directions to Corona Golf Playground

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  • Cutting the Ribbon on Corona Golf Playground
  • Testing out Fitness Equipment at Corona Golf Playground
  • A New Tree at Corona Golf Playground
  • Basketball Court at Corona Golf Playground
  • Testing Out Corona Golf Playground
  • In The Swing of Things
  • Corona Golf Playground
  • New Play Equipment at Corona Golf Playground
  • Corona Golf Playground Swings


  • Corona Golf Playground Transformed into Park for All Ages

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