What is the QueensWay?
The QueensWay is a community-led effort to transform a blighted, 3.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway in Central Queens (Rego Park, Forest Hills, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, and Ozone Park) into a new linear park and cultural greenway. At this time, our consultants are initiating a feasibility study and planning process, to convert the abandoned railway into a pedestrian and bike path, incorporate cultural and community programs, and connect the adjacent neighborhoods to each other and to Forest Park.
The QueensWay is supported by thousands of Queens residents, and spearheaded by Friends of The QueensWay (FQW) and the Trust for Pubic Land (TPL) the nation’s leader in creating urban parks. Working closely with the communities along the QueensWay, FQW’s goal is to to plan and program the QueensWay to achieve the following public benefits:
- Improve quality of life
- Create new park space
- Catalyze economic development and job creation
- Support local small businesses
- Upgrade environmental conditions
- Celebrate the diversity of Queens
- Improve public health and active living