ASTORIA — The city wants locals to share their ideas on how it should revamp two neighborhood playgrounds that haven't been renovated for decades.
The Parks Department will hold meetings next month on the reconstruction plans for Astoria Health Playground, a small play space on 14th Street between 31st Avenue and 31st Drive, and Playground Thirty Five, located on 35th Avenue and Steinway Street.
The meetings will offer "a chance for the community to re-imagine their parks" and drum up ideas on what they'd like to see included in the renovations, Parks spokeswoman Meghan Lalor said.
Both playgrounds are being rebuilt under the city's Community Parks Initiative, which funds improvements at neighborhood parks in need of an overhaul. Neither space has been renovated in at least 20 years, according to Lalor.
The meeting for Playground Thirty Five will be held on April 6 at the Museum of the Moving Image starting at 6 p.m. The Astoria Health Playground session will take place April 13 at Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens starting at 7 p.m.
A budget for the renovations will depend on the finalized designs for each park, according to the Parks Department.
Designs will take about a year to complete after the community input meetings, with construction to start after that.