The Elevated

Atlantic Avenue to Rockaway Boulevard and Liberty Avenue

Unlike the other zones, the elevated viaduct has no significant trees growing on it. The openness of the viaduct will allow park users to have vistas across the surrounding buildings and Southern Queens. The zone will offer cultural, educational, and recreational activities, including multi-functional spaces for sports, games, performances, movie screenings, and environmental education uses that highlight sustainable plantings, stormwater capture, and photovoltaic technology. Given its substantial width, this section offers a special opportunity to showcase the diverse cultures, arts, and cuisines of the surrounding neighborhoods.


Locally-focused, exercise/play, local business/art-cultural opportunities

Potential Features & Amenities

  • Exercise equipment and games at key nodes
  • Environmental learning: water, solar, plantings, human-powered equipment
  • Cultural facility at LIRR substation
  • Iconic view corridors at Atlantic, 101st, Liberty, A-Train overpass
  • Open-air lots under viaduct
  • Covered Recreation & Event Space above the Fire Department parking lot
  • Multi-functional sports space at the end of the QueensWay
  • Cultural facility at substation on Atlantic Avenue

Potential Partnerships

  • Atlantic Ave, 101st Ave, Liberty Ave., viaduct businesses
  • HS for Construction Trades, PS 65 Workman Cycles
  • Cultural orgs for programming (Queens Museum, etc.)

Ecological/Green Infrastructure Features

  • Learning landscape
  • Scrub grasslands

Existing Conditions

Concepts for the QueensWay

The old LIRR substation on Atlantic Avenue could be converted into a new cultural facility that connects directly to the QueensWay.

The stairs up to the QueensWay provides direct access for the surrounding neighborhoods without blocking the businesses beneath the viaduct.

The southern end of the QueensWay creates the opportunity for a multi-purpose recreational area, such as a skate park.