The park on 25th Avenue will also get a new name, paying tribute to Jackson Heights community activist Louis C. Moser, who founded the North Queens Homeowners Civic Association.
“The time has come to bid farewell to Bulova Park as we know it,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Dotorhty Lewandowski. “We are rebuilding this park for a new generation with a new name that pays homage to this community.”
The $1.8 million project will include two new sets of play equipment, swings, adult fitness elements, and new plantings, along with new drinking fountains and spray showers.
The park should be ready for use by fall of 2018.
“There are a lot of children around who will utilize the park,” said civic vice president Claire Speranza. “Since we don’t have a senior center in the vicinity, this is where the seniors also come to sit. This park is going to be great for everyone.”
“We’re seeing what’s going on and we’re excited about it,” said Joan Cervello, who lives near the park. “I have grandchildren who are going to love it.”
For community board member Giovanna Reed, the renovations are a big milestone.
“This project was on the books before I even started,” she said. “Be patient and advocate at the same time, things will happen.”
Lewandowski hopes once the park is complete, the agency can partner with a local group to care for the open space.
“So that next year when we cut the ribbon, we come in very strong with community partners who want to be advocates to maintain and promote activities in this park and playground,” she said.