Kissena Corridor Park Updates

Our friends at the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy have been making some great strides in improving our local parkland.

They were recently mentioned in the New York Daily News:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/parks-dept-build-queens-healing-garden-support-cancer-care-article-1.3118463?cid=bitly

The article mentions that the Meditation Garden will open in 2019 with $600,000 generously funded by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Peter Koo. Credit was given to the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy for the idea.

The New York Daily News quotes Dorothy Lewandowski (Queens Borough Parks Commissioner) as saying, “The goal all along was to create an outdoor space that benefits patients and family where they can go to enjoy nature and get some respite from the hospital”.

The progress on the Meditation Garden is very exciting. There is also a new project to build better paths within Kissena Corridor Park and linking the park to Kissena Park and Flushing Meadows Park.  You can help by signing this petition:

https://campaigns.transalt.org/petition/make-kissena-corridor-park-accessible-everyone-our-community

This new pathway would be similar to the Kissena Walk previously proposed:

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If you’d like to become more involved, please join the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy at their next meeting on Wednesday, May 31st from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Flushing Hospital Boardroom, 5th Floor
146-01 45th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355

The Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy will discuss updates on the Parks Department’s plan to build the Meditation Garden and also plans for the 2017 work programs.

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