The Real Deal New York

City’s largest state park will arrive in Brooklyn next summer

Park will span 407 acres and be named after New York pol Shirley Chisholm
September 09, 2018 09:00AM

Renderings courtesy Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office

The largest state park in New York City is coming to Jamaica Bay next summer under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s  “Vital Brooklyn” initiative.

The park will span 407 acres and be named for Shirley Chisholm, a trailblazing New York politician who was elected as the first black Congresswoman in 1969, representing the city’s 12th district, according to Curbed.

Renderings courtesy Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office

Phase one of Shirley Chisholm State Park should be finished by next summer and feature 10 miles of trails, waterfront kayaking access and picnic areas. It is expected to cost about $20 million.

Public meetings for phase two’s design will start in the fall of 2019, and suggestions so far have included a cable ferry, an environmental education center and an amphitheater. [Curbed]  – Eddie Small