Park Design and Development

A plan was unveiled on Tuesday to turn an abandoned railway in Queens into a linear, elevated park. As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the overgrown 3.5-mile stretch of rail line that was once the Long Island Rail Road’s Rockaway Beach Branch, hasn’t... Read more

The new study, set to be released Tuesday by The Trust for Public Land, outlines a plan for the 3.5 mile abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. There would be new access points for the QueensWay, exercise stations, food concessions and outdoor nature... Read more

A proposal to transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into the Queens version of the High Line would cost $120 million and provide Queens residents with bicycle and pedestrian paths, basketball courts and even an adventure park, according to a... Read more

What use is an abandoned railway, its rusted tracks overgrown with invasive vines, snaking past split-level houses, big-box stores and forested parkland?

After a year of meetings with residents of Queens, The Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the QueensWay, a grassroots community organization with over 3,000 supporters from Central and Southern Queens, today... Read more

New York City and The Trust for Public Land today continued a unique partnership to build up to 40 new school playgrounds that will include green infrastructure to capture stormwater when it rains, thereby easing pressure on the City's sewer system and... Read more

Today The City of New York and The Trust for Public Land celebrated the completion of their sixth green infrastructure playground—the first to open in Queens—with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at J.H.S. 157 Halsey Jr. High School.

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Students at Junior High School 162, The Willoughby (J.H.S. 162), in Bushwick, aren’t just participants in the creation of their own green spaces, but in doing so, they’re the first few groups of students to lead the charge for environmental protection in... Read more

Concrete that was pulled from the banks along a stretch of the East Gallatin River sits in a pile at what will be the Story Mill Community Park.

When a park on the drawing boards for the city's East End becomes a reality, John Maldondo, 11, a Jettie S. Tisdale Elementary School sixth-grader, can point to its splash pad and say, "That was my idea."