NYC: State Senator James Sanders and Council Member Donovan Richards … Welcome New Cardozo Playground In Far Rockaway.


Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway), City Council Member Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton, Far Rockaway) and NYC Parks Department officials, yesterday welcomed the new Cardozo Playground adjacent to Goldie Maple Academy in Arverne with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

During his time as a City Council Member, Senator Sanders  allocated $2 million in funding for the renovations and Council Member Richards contributed an additional $1 million to fully fund the project and bring it to fruition. The space features an Olympic-size track and field, volley ball and tennis courts, chess tables,  painted games like hop scotch and skully and playground equipment including slides and other amenities. Planting areas have been added for some greenery, and there are also two new drinking fountains, to keep park goers hydrated as they enjoy all of the activities.