LOCATION: Far Rockaway, Queens
CLIENT: NYC Parks
Recently completed Grassmere Playground in the Far Rockaway section of Queens transformed a former all-asphalt school yard into a dynamic community space with amenities for all ages. The reconstructed Park features new play equipment ages 2-5 and 5-12, a water play area, an educational wooded trail, a 100-meter track, a junior soccer field, two basketball courts, an outdoor classroom, handball, and adult fitness equipment.
The park was also one of the first Community Parks Initiative projects, receiving green infrastructure funding from DEP for rain gardens, permeable pavers, and on-site stormwater infiltration.