Astoria Health Playground – Astoria NY

City:
Astoria, New York City, Queens, NY

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Comfort Stations (Restrooms), Playgrounds

New Deal Agencies:
Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs

Completed:
1938

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

On July 2, 1938, the Department of Parks announced the opening of a playground on the site of what is now the Astoria Health Playground:

“In Queens, at 14th Street south of 31st Avenue adjacent to the Astoria Health Center, the new playground is equipped with swings, see-saws, play houses, slide, sand pit and a portable shower. A brick comfort station with facilities for boys and girls, and permanent concrete benches are also provided. The perimeter of the entire playground is landscaped with shade trees.

…The work was performed by the Works Progress Administration, but planned and inspected by the Department of Parks.”

The playground is still in use today.

Source notes

Department of Parks, Press Release, July 2, 1938

Site originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on November 16, 2016.

Location Info


14th St. and 31st Rd.
Astoria, NY 11106

Coordinates: 40.767876, -73.932589

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