Complete the Kissena Way: A 13 mile Greenway connecting our Queens Parks

Kissena Corridor Park is over 100 acres of natural space adjacent to Main Street Flushing. The park is a neighborhood oasis with a five-acre community garden, the Rachel Carson & Silent Spring Playground, and soon, a meditation garden.

The park offers its community many ammenties, but the park itself remains largely inaccessible to its neighbors.To solve this, we request a family-safe path through Kissena Corridor Park, with connections to Kissena Park and Flushing Meadows Park.

Plans to link these parks are not new. In the 1970s, a series of infrastructure improvements to these parks, known as the "Philadephia Master Plan," were proposed but never enacted. In 1988, blueprints were drawn up for The Kissena Walk, a path for walkers, runners and cyclists stretching from Main Street to Kissena Boulevard. In this plan a wide main path is complemented by several smaller paths for pedestrian flow throughout the park.

By taking a lead from the Kissena Walk, we can build a safe greenway path through our park. This would improve accessibility and safety for thousands of residents and visitors who use it every year.

HOW WE CAN MAKE KISSENA CORRIDOR PARK ACCESSIBILE TODAY:

  • Improve direct access between Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Kissena Corridor Park - the Botanical Garden is a barrier between both parks
  • Build a trail through Kissena Corridor Park 
  • Create safe crosswalks to safely access different segments of the park
  • New Pedestrian circulation paths through and to the park
  • Improve signage within the park

A family-safe infrastructure connecting and improving Queens parks will benefit all people who live, work, and play in the Flushing Main Street neighborhoods, and visitors from all of Queens.

This petition will be delivered to
Councilman Peter Koo, Queens Community Board 7, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky
Kissena Corridor Park is over 100 acres of natural space adjacent to Main Street Flushing. The park is a neighborhood oasis with a five-acre community garden, the Rachel Carson & Silent Spring Playground, and soon, a meditation garden.

The park offers its community many ammenties, but the park itself remains largely inaccessible to its neighbors.To solve this, we request a family-safe path through Kissena Corridor Park, with connections to Kissena Park and Flushing Meadows Park.

Plans to link these parks are not new. In the 1970s, a series of infrastructure improvements to these parks, known as the "Philadephia Master Plan," were proposed but never enacted. In 1988, blueprints were drawn up for The Kissena Walk, a path for walkers, runners and cyclists stretching from Main Street to Kissena Boulevard. In this plan a wide main path is complemented by several smaller paths for pedestrian flow throughout the park.

By taking a lead from the Kissena Walk, we can build a safe greenway path through our park. This would improve accessibility and safety for thousands of residents and visitors who use it every year.

HOW WE CAN MAKE KISSENA CORRIDOR PARK ACCESSIBILE TODAY:

Improve direct access between Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Kissena Corridor Park - the Botanical Garden is a barrier between both parks
Build a trail through Kissena Corridor Park
Create safe crosswalks to safely access different segments of the park
New Pedestrian circulation paths through and to the park
Improve signage within the park
A family-safe infrastructure connecting and improving Queens parks will benefit all people who live, work, and play in the Flushing Main Street neighborhoods, and visitors from all of Queens.
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