Build the QueensWay!
Friends of the QueensWay is working with The Trust for Public Land to create the QueensWay, a 3.5-mile linear park and cultural greenway converted from an abandoned railway in Central Queens. Check out this new video to learn more about this exciting project and see how it will transform the neighborhood.
The QueensWay will transform a 3.5-mile stretch of long-abandoned rail line into an elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathway connecting the communities of Rego Park, Forest Hills, Richmond Hill, Glendale, Woodhaven, and Ozone Park. The project will provide much-needed public green space, recreation areas, opportunities for safe alternative commuting, and community spaces to celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens.
In October 2014, The Trust for Public Land completed a feasibility study and plan for the QueensWay, funded by the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), N.Y. State Parks, and the City’s Department of Environmental Protection. Since then, we have received an additional REDC grant, toward design of a first section of the QueensWay.
- For more information, and to see the plan, visit thequeensway.org.
- Please help us build the QueensWay! Donate online.
The Friends of the QueensWay was recently honored by the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) on April 30, 2015, as a part of its annual Spirit of ABNY awards for its exceptional work creating a brighter, greener future for New York City. Joining a distinguished group of honorees, Capalino’s Chief Operating Officer Travis Terry accepted the award from ABNY Chairman Bill Rudin. To learn more about this event, read our blog post, “Friends of the QueensWay Honored by Association for a Better New York”.