Construction is finally complete on the John F. Murray Playground and the entire park is now open. The park, the largest in the Court Square area, had been undergoing a significant renovation over the past few years. And most recently the city spent $1.25 million on improvements according to The Long Island City Post.
Though it is called a playground, the park is much more than that. It includes baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, a play area for children, a garden and more. According to the Post, “The central green has been lined with 1964 World’s Fair-design benches and surrounded by a walking path constructed using paving stones. Meanwhile, the new performance area provides a stage area and a tiered seating wall.” Sounds like a perfect spot to keep cool in this summer heat.
John F. Murray Playground’s Construction Work is Complete, Park is Now Open [Long Island City Post]
Photo: The Court Square Blog