Nov. 7, 2019 By Christian Murray
Court Square Park, which is located directly in front of the Queens County Court House in Long Island City, will be undergoing a $4 million makeover and residents are invited to a meeting next week to provide input as to what upgrades they would like to see.
The “scoping meeting” is scheduled for Nov. 14 at the Court Square Library and represents the first step in the design process. The Parks Dept. aims to start construction in the fall of 2021 and complete the project by fall 2022, a spokeswoman for the agency said.
The funds will mostly be spent on revamping the plaza area.
The park, which is about half an acre in size, is best known for its majestic fountain in the plaza area. The park also features several lampposts and mature birch trees. There are benches and walkways that lead up to the court house, which was built in 1874.
The scoping meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., will be held by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Parks officials.
“Improving Court Square Park to better serve the growing community is very important and we look forward to the suggestions that come out of this community process,” Van Bramer said in a statement.