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Photo courtesy of NYC Parks
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Local politicians and community members gathered to officially unveil renovations to St. Albans Park that were completed back in May.

In the waning days of summer, the St. Albans community celebrated the completed renovations of a local park.

On Aug. 21, City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, state Senator Leroy Comrie and  Councilman I. Daneek Miller joined together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at St. Albans Park to unveil various improvements including new play equipment and safety surfacing reconstruction, site furniture, lighting, drinking fountain, fences, pavements and a garden area.

The swings were also relocated to create more open play space. Custom games and game tables were also added.

“These enhancements will ensure residents throughout the district will be able to use the park to exercise and play with their neighbors,” Miller said. “I look forward to seeing families use the new furniture and games, and of course my office will continue to host our annual Skate Day at the park. I would like to thank Commissioner Mitchell Silver and his team at the Parks Department for completing this project.”

The $1.2 million project was funded with $400,000 each from Katz and the City Council, as well as $217,000 from the Mayor’s Office.

Construction on the park began in August 2016 and was completed in May 2017.

“The playground is treasured by the growing families around St. Albans Park, and the million-dollar renovations will enhance even more space for play and recreation,” Katz said. “NYC Parks deserves to be commended for completing this upgrade on budget and ahead of schedule.”

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