In a densely populated, park-starved part of central Queens, a coalition of local residents and the Trust for Public Land are working to create new open space from a partially elevated rail line from the 1800s.
As an example of the many ways in which the proposed QueensWay Park plans to highlight local businesses and the cultural diversity of the borough, The Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay today announced a new community initiative called QueensWay Eats. QueensWay Eats—a local restaurant guide and online interactive companion guide—showcases the great diversity of the borough through the many eateries located near the proposed 3.5-mile linear park. The release of the guide was held at famed Rego Park deli Ben's Best Delicatessen, and supported by the Queens Tourism Council.
“Making Philadelphia the greenest city in America involves infrastructure changes and creating healthy, sustainable spaces, and it is also about creating opportunities to educate our children about the environment so that they are prepared to care for it in the future,” said Mayor Nutter.
It’s not often that we get to participate in a project to restore a portion of our community to the way it was many years ago, but that is exactly what happened at the new Story Mill Community Park.
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) was established in 1955 and is the only special park district in Kansas. By providing park areas and access to an array of outdoor activities, JCPRD generates numerous economic benefits within the local community.
Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Deputy Mayor/Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis and The Trust for Public Land hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of a new green playground at the Hank Gathers Recreation Center in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
Neighbors' participation in park design and development brings many benefits--and community involvement doesn't stop when construction is complete. The Trust for Public Land's focus on stewardship is one way we help create a positive impact and inspire long term change in Newark neighborhoods.
Through the identification of schoolyards within the city’s green infrastructure priority areas, targeting specific stormwater management goals, playgrounds like P.S. 261 can have an immediate impact on water quality within their local watersheds