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L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground

Upgraded Sports Courts Come to Sunnyside’s Noonan Playground

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
No. 56

NYC Parks’ Queens Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski today joined Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and kids from I.S. 125, Woodside on the Move, and Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation to cut the ribbon on $200,000 in upgrades to Sunnyside’s L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground.

“The upgraded basketball and handball courts in Noonan Playground complement the recently completed play area, making this park a great destination for summer fun,” said Commissioner Lewandowski.

“Noonan Playground is a hub of our community,” said Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. “I was proud to allocate $2 million for the first round of renovations to the park, and fought hard for the additional $200,000 to renovate the basketball and handball courts. With these modern courts, separate play areas for toddlers and older children, and of course the famous Rainbow Sprinkler, children and families in Sunnyside and Woodside will continue to have a wonderful place to play for years to come.”

Funded by Mayor de Blasio, the scope of work included the reconstruction of the existing basketball courts with new sports coating, fiberglass backboards and new hoops. The handball courts were also upgraded, and the area was completed with new asphalt and benches. Construction started November 2015 and was completed in February 2016.

In April 2015, the park’s playground received a $2 million renovation including new accessible play equipment, more swings, a toddler area and a new spray shower.

Directions to L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground

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