Sliding up! Marine Park playground gets $4-million for renovations

Playground upgrades: State Sen. Marty Golden and the kids next to him are all smiles after Golden announced he secured a $4 million grant to improve the playground’s conditions in Marine Park.
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State Sen. Marty Golden (R–Marine Park) secured a $4-million grant from the New York State Senate to renovate the PS 278 playground in Marine Park, he announced earlier this week.

The new cash, in addition to a separate $2-million grant he obtained last year, will make Marine Park a “crowning jewel within our neighborho­od,” state senator said when announcing the latest funds.

“This money is an investment for our families and our kids, to make sure that they have a safe and fun place to play and grow,” Golden said. “Marine Park is a tremendous park and I vow to continue to make it one of the premier parks in the city of New York.”

The playground borders Marine Park’s Junior High School 278, so it will be jointly designed and built by the Parks Department and the Education Department.

The renovation project should start in the spring, but the timing will depend upon a number of factors, including Parks Department scheduling, community-board meetings, and the weather, according to Golden rep John Quaglione.

Golden joined civic gurus from the Madison-Marine Civic Association and the Marine Park Community Association at the Monday announcement, where one local leader cheered the multi-million-dollar investment in the playground inside the green space, which he called the heart of the neighborhood.

“Marine Park is a big part of our community, a place where the whole community comes together,” said Marine Park Community Association Vice President Rob Mazzuchin.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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