The Clearing

63rd Street and Burns Street to Fleet Street

The Clearing will be adjacent to the existing Little League ballfields and will use the wide area to the north of them for hosting woodland activities and playspaces for children.


Locally-focused, with occasional wider focus, medium-scale events, cultural, youth and recreation activities

Potential Features & Amenities

  • Water feature, playgrounds, picnic areas and looped paths
  • Potential new access through street easements to park space
  • Iconic gateways and view corridors at Fleet Street
  • Open space and building for events (revenue generation)
  • Comfort station

Potential Partnerships

  • Forest Hills Little League
  • Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Forest Hills Crescent Civic Association
  • PS 174 William Sidney Mount
  • Painters Playground

Ecological/Green Infrastructure Features

  • Green infrastructure demonstration site
  • Light forest and grasses

Existing Conditions

Concepts for the QueensWay

Bleachers can be built into the QueensWay embankment that will allow friends and family to watch the baseball games being played at the Forest Hills Little League fields.