PARKS & OPEN SPACE
LIC HAS OPEN SPACE
FROM THE RIVER SIDE TO SUNNYSIDE
Long Island City is becoming well-known for its growing network of world-class waterfront parks. However, new parks and open spaces in the neighborhood are concentrated on the waterfront, with limited passive and active open spaces inland. As Long Island City’s population grows, existing parks have become more intensively used, and the need for more and different types of parks will continue with future development.
Improve and expand parks and open spaces both inland and on the waterfront to build a connected network,
promote equitable access to parks in easy walking distance for all residents, and encourage a diverse range of park programming for all generations.
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New City Parks
Invested over $160M to build Hunter’s Point South’s 11-acre signature waterfront park and supporting infrastructure and roadways.
The Sunnyside master planning process has the potential to accommodate significant open space.
Existing Park Improvements
Upgrades to Queensbridge Houses playgrounds and play areas and Ravenwood Houses basketball court
Improvements to John F Murray Playground and Noonan Playground
Reconstruction and renovations to Dutch Kills playground, Playground Thirty Five, Ravenswood Playground and Rainey Park
New fieldhouse at Queensbridge Park
Private Investments in Open Space
The City is working with private developers to increase publicly accessible open space, like at the proposed LICIC and Anable Basin projects
Invest $11M in Queensbridge Baby
Park, a linear park that would create an important link between the upland and the waterfront.
DPR and NYCHA will examine site
boundaries near Queensbridge Baby Park to explore opportunities for enhanced public use.
Invest $4M for targeted improvements
to Old Hickory Playground, Bridge &
Tunnel Park, and Court Square Park
Commence a process to determine the
future name for Bridge & Tunnel Park
Work with community partners to create
a new under-the-ramps public space at
Dutch Kills Street.
Plant new street trees throughout the neighborhood, prioritizing areas with a high heat vulnerability index.
Create new parks in the inland portions
of LIC, through such strategies as encouraging private investment in the creation of new, publicly accessible open space and exploring the creation of new open space on existing public land.
Work with community partners to create a new under-the-ramps public space at Dutch Kills Street.
Illustration is a conceptual design: full design plans to be developed in partnership with LIC community and approved by New York City Department of Transportation.