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Serving up new FMCP volleyball courts

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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 12:52 pm, Wed Jul 3, 2013.

Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, second from left, joined Borough President Helen Marshall, with scissors, members of Community Board 7, and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy to celebrate the creation of five new volleyball courts in the park.

The courts, constructed from concrete, are the first formalized volleyball space on the park’s eastern side. The project was funded with a $450,000 allocation by 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.

After the ceremonial ribbon cutting, Lewandowski joined local players in a friendly pickup game of volleyball, with FMCP Administrator Janice Malneck on the opposing team.

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