The Doug Bay Manor Civic Association will discuss converting a local site into a park and improving the community’s business district during a meeting on July 26.
The civic, which represents more than 60 homes located several blocks from the neighborhood’s , will gather at 7:30 p.m. at the , located at 39-50 Douglaston Parkway.
Topics at the meeting will include working with the Douglaston Local Development Corporation to improve the local business district and an ongoing project to turn a piece of land at the corner of 39th Avenue and 234th Street into a park.
Tom Pinto, the group’s president, said original plans for the site included a building and, later, a parking lot.
Now, the civic wants the locale to be turned into a park with benches for senior citizens and a path.
“We thought with the mayor’s green streets program, this would be perfect,” Pinto said. “But the city has never picked up on it.”
Other topics at next week’s meeting include landscaping along 235th Street to prevent dumping and keep mosquitoes away, putting up a welcome sign by the LIRR station and the impact of the neighborhood’s .