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Officials are planning to build a park on the Queens side of the Kosciuszko Bridge.

The new and improved Kosciuszko Bridge may come with a park for the community.

According to Lisa Ann Deller, chair of the Land Use Committee of Community Board 2, the Parks Department and Department of Transportation are looking to transform two lots underneath the bridge on the Queens side in Maspeth.

The lots are 24,000 square feet and 8,000 square feet and the agencies are looking for community input.

The Queens and Brooklyn approaches to the bridge will be blown up in July to make the construction process faster, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week.

So far, ideas include a skate park, a recreation court for industrial workers in the area so they can go out and exercise during lunch time or storage space for the Parks Department.

Residents of the neighboring Blissville neighborhood of Long Island City have long been asking for green space, according to community board members. The closest green space in the area is First Calvary cemetery, board member Mary Torres joked.

Dorothy Morehead, the chair for the board’s Environmental Committee, added that people bike and run along the water so she would like to see more infrastructure to promote those uses.

QNS reached out to the Parks Department for more information and is awaiting feedback.

To share suggestions about the park with Community Board 2, email them at qn02@cb.nyc.gov.

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