A group pushing to redesign Bloomingdale Playground has received a $400,000 grant for the project.
Children of Promise received a new play space.
A renovation plan for Stroud Playground was approved last week by Community Board 8.
A woman tried to snatch a 2-year-old boy from a swing in Heckscher Playground last week, police said.
An outdoor fitness center, a community food garden and playgrounds for two schools won the most votes.
The projects will include sidewalk repairs, new asphalt paths and playground upgrades.
The former park has been closed since 2009 because of the MTA's construction on the Culver Viaduct.
Access to the children's playground will be cut for more than a year during construction.
An 18-year-old was shot inside a playground near the Kingsborough Houses on Saturday night, police said.
The basketball courts, lighting, pathways, entrances and seating will all be updated under the plan.
The Parks Department is seeking public input for improvements to Stroud Playground at a meeting Monday.
Locals have battled over a redesign of the "dangerous" playground for more than a year.
The Friends of Astoria Heights Park complained of buckling asphalt and outdated equipment at the site.
Locals have spent "hundreds, if not thousands, of hours thinking about" the P.S. 166 playground.
The playground with fountains will be open this summer, after it was previously slated to be closed.
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