BAYSWATER — Skaters will soon have another place to hang out in Far Rockaway.
The Parks Department unveiled plans for more than $1 million in renovations to Bayswater Park, which will now have a skate park with ramps and rails.
The improvements will also fix up entrances, pavements and the plaza areas next to the skate park, according to the Parks Department.
The park will also get game tables, seating, bike racks and more planting.
The skate park on Beach 17th Street near the ocean is one of the most popular recreation spots on the peninsula — and it was clear a second skate park nearby was warranted, officials said.
And Bayswater Park's renovation will join a revamp of Laurelton Playground, creating more recreational space in southeast Queens.
“Residents of our community deserve to have quality green spaces in their neighborhood and the improvements at Laurelton Playground and Bayswater Park will create just that,” said City Councilman Donovan Richards, who is funding Bayswater Park with $682,000. The rest is funded by Parks Without Borders.
Construction on Bayswater Park is set to begin in June 2017, according to the Parks Department.