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The Friends of Astoria Heights Park complained of buckling asphalt and outdated equipment at the site.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.
The East 72nd and West 67th Street playgrounds are both examples of adventure playgrounds.
The West 45th/46th Street Block Association received 199 summonses for advertising a free movie.
A construction project has taken up most of the Star Academy and Neighborhood School's play space.
Neighbors said Classon Playground gets rowdy at night and should be locked at closing time.
The P.S. 166 playground often has to close after a snowstorm because of its design, parents said.
Winter conditions will make the playground even more unsafe, parents said.
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