Enhanced existing and new recreational opportunities for all ages. Year-round exercise opportunities. 3.5 miles of walking and bike paths, or year-round exercise opportunities on 3.5 miles of walking and bike paths.
Park Space per 1000 people
New York City’s
While Central Queens has Forest Park, the neighborhoods to the south—particularly Richmond Hill and Ozone Park—lack accessible open space.
People who live within one mile of a park have an average of almost 40 percent more exercise sessions per week than those living further away.
The National Institute of Health has documented many ways in which living near a park produces clear health benefits. While not surprising, people who live within one mile of a park are four times more likely to use the park. With more than 320,000 people within one-mile of the QueensWay, the park will offer strong local health benefits. In addition, the increase in people traveling to Forest Park and other destinations by bike and foot will reduce car usage and have a beneficial impact on air quality.