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The Daily Plant : Monday, July 8, 2013

New Volleyball Courts Open In Flushing Meadows Corona Park


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On Tuesday, June 25, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski joined Borough President Helen Marshall, members of Community Board 7 and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy, and local volleyball players to celebrate the creation of five new volleyball courts in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

“Flushing Meadows is already home to athletic fields, playgrounds, the City’s largest lake, a nature preserve, an ice skating and aquatic complex, and world-class sporting and cultural institutions. As the largest park in our most diverse borough, it is only fitting that Flushing Meadows Corona Park now offers space for volleyball players to dig, set and spike,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White. “I would like to thank Borough President Marshall, a great friend of our city’s parks, for allocating the funding that made this project possible.”

“It was a privilege for me to provide $450,000 from my capital discretionary funds for the construction of these volleyball courts, which will add additional recreational opportunities in the park, said Borough President Marshall. “I am also happy to learn that soccer Fields 2 and 5, also funded from my capital budget funds, will be prepared to be open and used through the permit process.”

The courts, constructed from concrete, are the first formalized volleyball space on the park’s eastern side. The project, which also includes new benches, lawns, and permeable paving stones, was funded with a $450,000 allocation by Borough President Marshall.

Since 2002, nearly $89 million in capital improvements have been made to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, including 69 different projects. Recent projects completed include a wetlands restoration, a new dock, renovated boathouse, rain gardens and walking paths.


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There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsPlayground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Due to major ongoing construction, the northeast section of Meadow Lake is closed. This project will reduce flooding in this area. There will be access to the boathouse and Meadow Lake from the Van Wyck Expressway South Exit 11 and from Jewel Avenue. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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