A Makeover for Memorial Circle


Memorial Circle is finally getting a spruce up. After a community effort to raise funds for a facelift for the park dedicated to our WWII veterans ahead of its 75th anniversary this May, work began at Memorial Circle on Monday, April 11.

Earlier this year, the Friends of Memorial Circle put out a call for donations for a slight redesign and fresh floral plantings at the circular veterans’ park on Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 120th to Beach 121st Street. The park’s 33 trees with plaques dedicated to fallen service members will remain. On Monday, Lisena Garden Center finally began the work on the new additions with the hopes of finishing ahead of the Memorial Day ceremonies at the park in late May.

Much of the $15,000 project was funded, but not completely, and the park can always use funding for upkeep. To help in the effort of support Memorial Circle, donations can be made in a few ways. All checks can be made out to Friends of Memorial Circle, and can be mailed to Friends of Memorial Circle, PO Box # 940174, Rockaway Park Post Office, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Digital donations can be made through Venmo at @Mowo119, under the Businesses tab. Anyone who would like to drop off cash can connect with Maureen Walsh by calling her at 718-945-5512


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