After decades without proper play space, the kids at PS 151 near the Boulevard Gardens apartment co-ops in Woodside finally have a full schoolyard.
The brand-new yard features different types of colorful jungle gyms, basketball courts, a turf field and so much more.
For 21 years, trailer classrooms for the special needs students at PS 255 sat in the yard. The trailers were not good for learning, and the lack of a schoolyard made recess a dull affair.
In fact, current Assemblyman Brian Barnwell, who reps Woodside, was a student at PS 151 when the trailers went in. He’s now in his 30s!
Faculty, staff, parents and especially children were thrilled by the yard opening last week.
For more reaction and information, check out the article in this week’s LIC/Astoria Journal newspaper.