Janice Melnick, who has served as Northeast Queens Parks administrator since 2003, was just named administrator of Flushing Meadows Park.
The promotion was announced exclusively to the Queens Chronicle on Tuesday by Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. Melnick fills a spot open since January when Estelle Cooper, who had held the position for 17 years, resigned to start a consulting firm.
Flushing Meadows is considered the flagship park of Queens because of its size and for being the site of two World’s Fairs. It houses the Queens Museum of Art, NY Hall of Science, Queens Botanical Garden, Terrace on the Park, Queens Theatre in the Park, Queens Zoo, Citi Field, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, two lakes and a skateboard park.
Melnick, who lives in Floral Park, is a 29-year Parks Department employee. As administrator of Northeast Queens Parks, she handled Crocheron, Little Bay, Udalls Cove, Alley Pond and Fort Totten parks.