Create a New 407-acre State Park in Central Brooklyn
In 2018, the Governor will advance the signature open space project of the Vital Brooklyn Initiative to create the largest State Park in all of New York City. In partnership with the National Park Service and the City of New York, the State will transform the former Pennsylvania and Fountain Avenue landfills, already remediated and restored to its natural and vibrant ecosystem, into a new 407-acre State Park on the shores of Jamaica Bay. This stunning new waterfront Park will provide unparalleled recreational opportunities for neighboring Central Brooklyn communities that have tirelessly advocated for new open space. Activities will include biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and environmental education, and amenities will include comfort stations, shade structures and concessions. Additional future investments may include the construction of a connecting bridge between the two sites and an amphitheater, as envisioned by the community.
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