JACKSON HEIGHTS — A concrete play space at Travers Park will be transformed into a "great lawn" with a seating area and flowering paths as part of its proposed facelift, according to a new plan the city unveiled this week.
The park, on 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th streets, will also get a performance space with stadium seating connecting it with Rory Staunton Field, which was declared a park in 2013.
The Parks Department presented its schematic plan for the nearly 2-acre park Saturday after months of community meetings and visioning sessions.
The goal, according to the department, is to blend the 78th Street Plaza, Staunton Field and Travers Park, which are currently three separate adjacent spaces.
There will be additional trees and planters installed throughout the park, 34th Avenue will be widened and an internal plaza will include a space for temporary art, the Parks Department said.
The project is still in the design phase, and it should proceed next spring with the selection of a designer, officials said.