BY SAM RAPPAPORT
On Monday, city Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver and Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) joined community members to celebrate the completion of more than $3 million worth of renovations to Louis Simeone Park in Corona. The renovations included the construction of new pavements, drainage, benches, game tables, fencing and fitness equipment.
“Louis Simeone Park provides an invaluable place for our community, where parents can make memories with their children and residents can take their pick of the amenities—whether it’s working out or relaxing,” Moya said. “In a city that can be frenetic, green spaces like this are a welcome reminder that sometimes all we need is a place to go, take a breath and unwind.”
The park’s new amenities include a walking path, adult exercise equipment, two grassy berms and a new playground for toddlers and older children. A new spray shower area was also installed along with new benches, trees and plantings. Fences were removed from the north, south and west sides of the park while a new entrance was built on Strong Avenue.