Second phase of renovations for Evergreen Playground in Glendale includes two new playgrounds

Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s office

Renovations for Glendale’s Evergreen Playground will soon continue as plans for the second overhaul of the multi-phase project were recently unveiled by the NYC Parks Department, local elected officials and community leaders.

Plans for the second phase of the project highlighted renovations to the existing playground area between the comfort station and P.S. 68 with the addition of new green amenities, seating, a picnic area, the resurfacing of paving areas, new site amenities, and two new playgrounds for children ages 5 to 12.

The plans also aim to increase visibility in the park and security in the playground by placing low planting and pedestrian lights.

“Just as the Evergreen tree stays green all year round, we want Evergreen Park to be a beautiful green space, no matter the season,” said Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, who allocated $1.6 million for this phase of the project. “This renovation will do just that, and bring new life to this park that so many people depend on. My thanks to the borough president, the Parks Department, Community Board 5, and everyone in the community who gave such valuable input on this project.”

In addition to the funding Crowley secured, another $500,000 came from Borough President Melinda Katz, and the de Blasio administration also kicked in $300,000, bringing the total funds to $2.4 million.

“The new play area in Evergreen Park was designed to complement the existing playground by providing a space for older kids to recreate,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. “Parks is grateful to the local community for helping us to design their dream park, and to Council member Crowley for her continued support of Queens’ open spaces. We look forward to breaking ground next spring on this great new amenity.”

Last December, Crowley, Katz, and the Parks Department came together at Evergreen Playground — located along St. Felix Avenue and 60th Place — to cut the ribbon on the first phase of the park’s renovation, a $1 million upgrade to the children’s play area.