Union Turnpike to Park Lane South

At the center point of the QueensWay within Forest Park, this zone will be a new gateway to both the QueensWay and Forest Park. A pavilion at Victory Field with a health café and an exercise facility connects the QueensWay with existing sports activities. Within the QueensWay, a climbing wall, outdoor exercise equipment, and winding path connections will help revitalize Forest Park.


Borough/city-wide focus, gateway to and bridge across Forest Park, iconic overlook and underpass moments that take advantage of ridgeline and QueensWay elevation changes

Potential Features & Amenities

  • Strong gateway design features
  • Maintenance facility
  • Natural playground
  • Dog run
  • Birding overlooks
  • Strengthening of Forest Park Drive connection across Forest Park
  • Food/vendor plug-ins
  • At-grade access points
  • Canopy walk into Forest Park

Potential Partnerships

  • Forest Park administrators and activity programs (DPR)
  • Forest View Crescent Apts

Ecological/Green Infrastructure Features

  • Emphasis on tree species
  • Downspouts from overpasses
  • Forest Park connections

Existing Conditions

Concepts for the QueensWay

1. The QueensWay can be used year-round. In heavier snowfalls, the path can be used by cross-country skiers.