Astoria’s Paul Raimonda Playground is getting some exciting upgrades, according to DNAinfo. The Parks Department will replace an unused bocce ball court with an adult fitness area, add benches, replace asphalt, and reconstruct the flag pole. Parks also plans to build out a spray shower area that is shaped like a Steinway piano (the Steinway & Sons factory is nearby), with pre-cast concrete piano keys and a musical scale in bronze lettering. The second phase of the project includes repairs to the gate, new playground equipment, and resealing the basketball court. Work should kick off in the fall of 2014.
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