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Flushing Meadows Corona Park was chosen as one of eight city parks to receive improvements.

The largest park in Queens has just been awarded a portion of the $40 million the Parks Department will pump into the city’s green spaces.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park was chosen by city residents as one of eight parks to receive improvements as part of the Parks Without Borders program. According to the Parks Department website, the program is aimed at “making parks more open, welcoming and beautiful by focusing on improving entrances, edges and park-adjacent spaces.”

The city agency will conduct community outreach to determine exactly what the park needs and will determine how much money is needed for Flushing Meadows Corona Park after the scoping process, said Meghan Lalor, spokesperson for the Parks Department.

A main component of the project will include a new and improved Henry Hudson entrance.

“At the Henry Hudson Entrance to the largest park in Queens, there’s little to indicate that this is a park at all,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver. “Here, we will enliven and green the design to make it more inviting and more evident that this entrance leads to one of the greatest parks in the city.”

An additional $10 million will be applied to 53 projects citywide, which are already in progress, Lalor said. The improvements to these eight parks will be completed by 2020. In addition, at least 61 other projects in parks throughout the city will include a similar design philosophy.

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