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Parks Hosts 20Th Annual Fleet Show And Exhibits The Greenest Fleet In America

IMMEDIATE
Thursday, May 29, 2008
No. 55
http://www.nyc.gov/parks

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined more than 120 fleet vendors at the 20th Annual Fleet Show at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Parks’ award-winning “Green Fleet” was on display.

“The Parks Department is ‘New York’s Greenest’ – from the vehicles we use to the trees we plant,” said Commissioner Benepe. “For years, the Fleet Show has been where it all started from building relationships with companies that pilot alternative fuel and exposing the City to the most recent and innovative vehicle technologies.”

Earlier this month, the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) recognized Parks’ 2,300 vehicle team as the most environmentally friendly in the country. The Parks Fleet has also been featured in Government Fleet magazine and the national Parks & Recreation magazine. Parks vehicles are run on an array of alternative fuels from soybean-based biodiesel to solar energy.

More than 120 vendors showcased their equipment and vehicles from a variety of industries, including cars, trucks, vehicle repair, horticultural equipment, clean energy alternatives, emergency management, marinas and more. Alternative fuel and low emissions vehicles and equipment were featured at the show. Vendors included General Motors, BP Sales, Going Coastal and Big Belly Solar.

About the National Association of Fleet Administrators, Inc. (NAFA)
The National Association of Fleet Administrators, Inc. (NAFA) is a not-for-profit, individual membership professional society serving the needs of Members who manage fleets of automobiles, SUVs, trucks, vans, and a wide range of specialized mobile equipment for organizations in the United States and Canada. NAFA provides its members a full range of products and services, including statistical research, monthly and annual publications, regional chapter meetings, government representation, annual conferences and trade shows, educational seminars and more.

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 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.


Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this Recreation Center's hours will be reduced. On Wednesday, November 22, the facility opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The class schedule may change as a result, so please call the center. On Thursday, November 23, this facility is closed.
Anticipated Completion: 11/23/2017

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this Recreation Center's hours will be reduced. On Wednesday, November 22, the facility opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The class schedule may change as a result, so please call the center. On Thursday, November 23, this facility is closed.
Anticipated Completion: 11/23/2017

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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