New Volleyball Courts Set to Open in Flushing Meadows Park

By Katie Honan on June 24, 2013 5:20pm 

 The Department of Parks will unveil new volleyball courts in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The Department of Parks will unveil new volleyball courts in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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NYC Department of Parks

NEW YORK CITY — It's a bump for Queens.

Volleyball players in Flushing Meadows Corona Park will have more places to serve up some fun thanks to new courts that have been built in the borough's largest park.



The concrete courts in the massive park will be unveiled Tuesday by the Parks Department, Borough President Helen Marshall, members of Community Board 7 and local parks advocates.



There are other volleyball courts throughout the 898-acre park, the fourth largest park in the city, but the five new courts will be the first on the park's eastern side.

They were built after requests from the community, according to local parks advocate Jeanne Silva, from the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy.



"A lot of the community has asked for it and it was something that was really needed," she said.



The courts are designed to reduce sun glare, and are ADA accessible, according to the Parks Department.

The $450,000 project was funded through the borough president's capital discretionary funds.

 

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