Oct. 29, 2020 By Christian Murray
A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held at Queensbridge Park Wednesday to mark the completion of a new $6.25 million field house.
The new facility replaces the old field house that was constructed in 1941 and had not been in use for nearly 30 years. The previous building was demolished to make way for the new 1,500 foot facility.
The new facility includes a community room, an office area for NYC Parks staff, a public restroom and storage space for the park’s maintenance equipment. The facility, which incorporates green design features, is surrounded by an outdoor plaza area complete with seating, bicycle racks and drinking fountain.
The funding for the field house came via a $2.5 million allocation from Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer’s office and $3.75 million via the Mayor’s office.
Van Bramer and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver were at the park Wednesday for the ceremonial opening.