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Park of the Month

Woodside’s popular Windmuller Park, created in the late 1930s as a federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) work relief project which recently underwent much-needed renovations, has been named the Parks Department as June’s Park of the Month.
Named after banker Louis Windmuller, whose children donated the land to the city for park use, the park has undergone $2.1 million in renovations. The running track (10 laps to a mile), basketball and racquetball courts, mini-pool, ADA-accessible comfort station and the fencing around the park were overhauled.
New additions to the park, which is located at 39th Drive and 54th Street, include pathways around the park and new exercise equipment along the refurbished all-weather track, a large picnic area and an open-air stage - the first in a Queens park.
“The renovated Windmuller Park is now home to a mix of athletic and cultural opportunities,” City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said. “The brightly colored mini-pool and new open-air stage are sure to entertain for years to come. Windmuller Park is the epitome of a neighborhood park with something for everyone.”
To add to the popularity of Windmuller Park, the park will be offering many programs for the summer. Along with a playground counselor, who will be on hand Monday- Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to plan children’s performances and recreational services for families, the park will also offer more fitness activities, like “Boot Camp Abs,” every Thursday morning through August. There is also a nearby dog park where pets can run off-leash.

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