The city will make a decision on the proposed QueensWay in the upcoming months, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The QueensWay is a community-led effort to transform a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in Central Queens, New York, into a linear park and cultural greenway.
When completed, the QueensWay will be a new kind of neighborhood park that will safely link to and enhance Forest Park. The park will be a showcase for Queens through cultural events and opportunities for local businesses. It will also provide a way to connect children with nature, create much-needed new play spaces, and offer the restoration of healthy and productive ecological systems. Plans include a path for safe walking and biking, and 47 acres of new open space for neighborhoods that are severely underserved by parks.
|Status||Advocacy & Design|
|Size||47 acres, 3.5 miles|
|Design Team||DLANDstudio, WXY|
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The grand opening of the QueensWay’s first phase could come as soon as 2020.
It’s been relatively quiet on the QueensWay front for a few years now, but plans to bring a High Line-style park to the abandoned Rockaway Beach Rail Line, stretching from Rego Park to Ozone Park, is gaining momentum again.