By ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) was joined by Community Board 2 and community leaders to announce the allocation of $2.5 million for the third phase of renovations to the Lance Corporal Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground in Sunnyside.
Noonan Playground, located at 42nd Street and Greenpoint Avenue, received new accessible play equipment, more swings, a toddler area and a new spray shower in April 2015; and new basketball and handball courts in July 2016.
With the allocation for the new phase, the current sitting area at the playground will be reconstructed into an additional playspace for children, featuring new accessible play equipment, shrubbery and fencing.
“Noonan Playground is the heart of our neighborhood, and I am incredibly excited to oversee the final stages of its complete transformation,” said Van Bramer. “With the $2.5 million I allocated for new renovations, we will ensure that Noonan Playground is one of the cleanest, safest and most fun destinations for children and families in Sunnyside and Woodside to spend an afternoon. I look forward to seeing our community’s vision for the redesign.”
There is currently a suggestion box located at Queens Library at Sunnyside, in addition to an online form on Van Bramer’s social media for the public’s input on new amenities and play equipment.