The Kissena Way: Bike / Ped Path connecting Queens Parks


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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.

While the park has a lot to offer the community that lives and works near it, the park lacks accessibility. We are requesting 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, though never enacted. In 1988 blueprints were drawn up for The Kissena Walk, a meandering 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. Building The Kissena Walk would made Kissena Corridor Park safer and more accessible for residents of Flushing and the people who work and travel through the neighborhood.

HOW CAN WE MAKE KISSENA CORRIDOR PARK ACCESSIBILE TODAY:

  • Improve direct access from Flushing Meadows Corona Park to Kissena Corridor Park
    • Currently the Queens Botanical Garden blocks people from directly accessing one from the other
  • Build a trail through Kissena Corridor Park 
  • Safer crosswalks to different segments of the park
  • New Pedestrian circulation paths to and through the park
  • Improved 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 all of Queens.