Nov. 12, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
The final phase in the overhaul of Thomas P. Noonan Playground is expected to be completed by February 2016, according to the Parks Department.
The basketball and handball courts at Noonan Playground, located at Greenpoint Avenue and 42nd Street, are currently being refurbished and are the final component of the park’s current revamp.
According to a Parks spokesperson, the basketball court will receive new asphalt pavement and color seal, and the backstops along 42nd Street have been relocated to an interior fence. The handball court will receive new concrete pavement.
The drainage system will also be cleaned out.
This refurbishing will finish out the playground revamp that kicked off in April 2014 and included new play areas, extended green space and an upgraded rainbow sprinkler system.
The entire revamp cost $2.2 million, according to the Parks Department. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer allocated $2 million of city funds toward the project, with the mayor putting in the rest.