The change is planned as part of a $3 million overhaul of the Astoria Heights Playground.
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.
Five projects were selected to receive more than $1.5 million of the city's money in District 33.
New design plans for the Astoria park include volleyball courts and all-weather ping pong tables.
Residents have revived a defunded plan to create a park on 21st Street.
A new park with an artificial turf field, exercise track and adult fitness equipment will be built.
Half of the play equipment at Andrews Grove in Hunters Point has been closed off since the storm.
Parents are trying to secure funding and attention for Astoria Heights Playground.
The 5-acre park includes a children's playground, basketball courts and a dog run.
Parents want all-new play equipment, a zip line and a climbing wall at DeSalvio Playground.
Artimus Construction wanted to bulldoze the playground for parking, but will now renovate it.
Kids at Long Island City's P.S. 78 have gone for years without recess, parents say.
The area will try to appeal to teens with swings and other attractions.
Downtown water destinations for kids include a 3-foot pool and a water-spraying hoop to run through.
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