May 13, 2016 Staff Report
A $1.3 million overhaul slated for Bulova Moser Park will bring in new playground equipment, a painted maze, and a revamped spray shower, among other upgrades.
Upgrades to the park, located at 77th Street and 25th Avenue, are intended to create a more cohesive play space, bring in new furnishings and correct drainage issues, according to the Parks Department.
There will be new play equipment with a slide specifically designed for the 2- to 5-year-old age group. Play equipment for the 5- to 12-year-old age group will include climbing material and sloped monkey bars.
The Parks Department will also paint games such as hopscotch and mazes on the ground. These will be next to an upgraded spray shower.
Families will be able to sit and play at game tables, which will replace the existing bocce court.
The project is funded with $975,000 allocated by Council Member Costa Constantinides and $350,000 from the Mayor.
“This finalized design for Bulova Moser Park will bring many great improvements for families to enjoy,” Constantinides said. “These improvements will benefit this green space, as well as the entire neighborhood. I look forward to working with the Parks Department and the community as this design is implemented.”
According to Community Board 3 District Manager Giovanna Reid, local residents have long been waiting for this reconstruction.
“Finally Bulova Moser Park will receive the long-awaited, much-needed attention that it deserves,” Reid said. “We commend Council Member Constantinides for providing the necessary funding to implement the park upgrades. The community is very excited about the planned changes.”
North Queens Homeowners Association President Donna Raymond agreed.
“The final design plans are great and a long time overdue,” Raymond said. “The community cannot wait for the completion date. We look forward to working with the Parks Department when needed.”
According to the Parks Department’s project webpage, the Bulova revamp is still likely to be about 2 years from completion. The procurement period– which involves the hiring of a contractor– takes nine months and it takes an additional 12 months to construct.