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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to Get a Share of $40M in City Funds

By Katie Honan | May 25, 2016 8:22am
 The park was one of eight selected as a
The park was one of eight selected as a "showcase" park through the city's Parks Without Borders program
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CORONA — Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has been selected as one of the city's "showcase" parks and will receive a share of $40 million in funds, officials announced Tuesday.

The park — the borough's largest — joins seven others across the city to be chosen to receive funds through its Parks Without Borders program, Parks Department officials said. 

The initiative launched last November and encouraged residents to nominate a park — sparking more than 6,000 nominations for 691 parks, officials said.

“Parks Without Borders has engaged thousands of New Yorkers, who shared ideas for park improvements online and in person," Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver said. 

The goal of the program is to connect parks to its users and surrounding communities by improving access, adding places to sit in unused spaces and more improvements, according to the Parks Department. 

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will share $40 million with Prospect, Fort Greene, Faber, Van Cortlandt, Jackie Robinson, Seward and Hugh Grant Circle/Virginia parks.

It's not clear how the money will be broken down.