The Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the QueensWay released a preliminary design for the proposed 3.5-mile linear park and trail earlier this month.
The first phase of the project, next to Forest Hills and Glendale, could be built and open to the public by 2020. The “Metropolitan Hub” would improve access to Forest Park, running from Metropolitan Avenue to Union Turnpike.
This section of the park would also provide learning gardens and outdoor classrooms for local students at the Metropolitan Education Campus.
“For decades, our own communities and neighbors have endured the unique hardships of living near an abandoned, unsafe and unnatural structure,” said Travis Terry, member of the Friends of QueensWay Steering Committee. “With these recent developments, we are one step closer to realizing the full potential of the QueensWay project and seeing real improvement to our daily lives.”