EAST ELMHURST — A small park on the former site of one of the borough's last one-room schoolhouses is getting a renovation with funds from a local city councilman.
One Room Schoolhouse Park, an oasis at the corner of 90th Street and Astoria Boulevard, has been given nearly $400,000 in capital funds from Councilman Costa Constantinides.
The money will improve the park's seating area and enhance the community garden space, his office said.
The park opened in 1935 on the site of the borough's last one-room schoolhouse, which was built in 1879, according to the Parks Department
It's evolved over the years into a community garden, shaded by trees steps from the busy trucks that trundle along Astoria Boulevard.
"Upgrades at One Room Schoolhouse Park would not only preserve the park’s rich history, but would also provide a restored green space for the entire Jackson Heights community," Constantinides said in a statement.
The Parks Department will conduct community meetings to plan specific renovations, an official said.
It's not clear when the facelift will begin.