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Construction begins on PS 58 playground

Area will include track, field, trees, game tables, basketball and more

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:30 am

Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village), The Trust for Public Land and PS 58 broke ground on Monday to begin construction of a new, state-of-the-art, green playground to serve the Maspeth school and surrounding community.

“I’m thrilled that the School of Heroes is receiving this much needed upgrade to their playground with so many unique features that the local community will enjoy,” Holden said in a statement. “I’m proud to have contributed to making this project a reality, along with Borough President Melinda Katz, as it will further honor the brave first responders of our great city.”

Construction of the playground is scheduled to be completed on Sept. 11, 2019.

“The Trust for Public Land worked with the students and staff at PS 58Q to design, and with local elected officials to fund, this much needed, state-of-the-art playground to Maspeth,” said Carter Strickland, The Trust for Public Land’s New York State director, in a statement. “The creation of this state-of-the-art green space will not only serve the needs of the school, but will create a beautiful new park for the entire community to enjoy.”

The playground, which included participation from the school’s students in 2017, will include a running track, turf field, basketball hoops, game tables, trees, ADA accessible play equipment, safety mats and color seal designed by students.

The Trust for Public Land’s NYC Playgrounds Program has designed and/or built more than 200 school and community playgrounds since 1996.

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