Thursday, June 21, 2012
Alley Pond playground reopens after fire
From Bayside Patch:
The Alley Pond Park playground reopened late last week after having been shuttered in September due to an apparent act of arson.
Councilman Mark Weprin, D-Oakland Gardens, who obtained funds to repair the playground, joined Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and local leaders Friday to reopen the site.
A total $175,000 was spent to replace the playground equipment, which was damaged during an overnight fire on Sept. 28.
City Department of Parks and Recreation officials believe that the fire was an act of arson, but no arrests have been made in the incident.