Queensbridge South Park in Long Island City now has a new basketball court and playground for residents of all ages to enjoy.
On the morning of Dec. 3, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Queensbridge Tenant Association President April Simpson and members of the Queensbridge community participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the of the new additions.
The court and playground were jointly funded by the councilman and borough president, which cost a total of $306,100.
“I am proud to have helped fund the newly renovated basketball court and play area at Queensbridge South. These essential gathering spaces will allow children and families of Queensbridge to come together, build community, and play outdoors. I love this community and I am committed to improving the grounds and overall quality of life here in every way I can,” said Van Bramer.
“For the countless kids of all ages living in the area, these new recreation areas will not only serve as places to play, but also as community hubs for relationship building and healthy living,” Katz added. “By investing in upgrades for our parks, we are investing in a better future for our children across the borough.”
The Queensbridge South renovations are part of a nearly $1.5 million project funded by Van Bramer and Katz to revamp and restore outdoor gathering spaces and play areas throughout the grounds of Queensbridge Houses North and South.