A Flushing park is getting a whimsical redesign including oversized fake turtles and new jungle gyms.
It's all part of the $1.5 million renovation at Bowne Park.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman Paul Vallone and other community leaders broke ground on the project Thursday.
The 11-acre park will soon have tree-house inspired play structures and a turtle themed spray shower to honor the family of turtles living in the pond.
The basketball court will also get an upgrade and new benches will be installed.
Officials expect the renovations to be complete by fall 2017.
"I think this park needed a little TLC because it had that feel to it but it needed to get those renovations while we still kept the old time feel to it,” said Vallone, who represents the area.
"It's important and this park needed some love so, you know, I'm glad it's getting it," said Kim Ohanian, the parks chair for Community Board 7.
There are also additional projects underway to re-construct the park's comfort station and install a new filtration system in the pond.