The plans to revamp a worn-down Woodside park were presented Wednesday night at a Community Board 2 committee meeting.
The Parks Department is currently in the design phase to upgrade a section of Big Bush Park that many say is in need of repair and new equipment.
The park, located between 61st and 64th Streets—near Queens Blvd, is about 2.5 acres in size. The revamp will apply to .9 acres of it, which is the section best known for the children’s playground and handball courts.
Steven Whitesell, who represented the Parks Department, said the children’s play equipment has not been upgraded since the 1980s, the swings no long meet Americans with Disabilities standards, and the .9 acres of space was not being fully utilized.
The upgrade will cost $2.2 million, with the funds secured by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.