Current conditions on the QueensWay
Credit: Richard Drake

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

How can I get tickets? Entry to this location is free, but requires tickets distributed via lottery. Enter the lottery anytime between 12:00pm on Thursday, October 13 and 12:00pm on Friday, October 14.

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In Queens, a 3.5-mile stretch of long-abandoned rail line is packed with potential. Trust for Public Land is working with Friends of the QueensWay, community members, and the City and State of New York to create the QueensWay, a linear park that would create a safe north-south connection through the city’s second-most-populous borough. The elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathway would connect communities, provide much needed public green space, recreation areas, opportunities for safe alternative commuting, and community spaces to celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens. This guided tour will provide an overview of the park and the many benefits it would provide for Queens residents.

Most of the tour takes place on NYC sidewalks, which can be narrow at times. The ravine section in Forest Park will have rail ties, rail bed, and debris. It will be hard for anyone with a wheelchair, bicycle, or baby carriage to maneuver the brief walk on the rail bed.

This tour will begin in Forest Hills on 71st Avenue at Queens Boulevard and end in Forest Park near Union Turnpike and Woodhaven Boulevard.

107-36 71st Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375