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Rockaway Parks Conceptual Plan

Share your Concerns and Wishes for the Future of the Rockaways.

Community knowledge is essential to successful park planning. People who use a park or work in a park have an intimate knowledge of what should be preserved, enhanced or fixed.  Learn more about the priorities and ideas that have been shared with us, and also take the opportunity to evaluate them.

Developing the Plan

To develop a framework for this plan, a community visioning session was held on April 6, 2013. Approximately 100 community residents, representatives of local civic, “friends of” and partner organizations, as well as NYC Parks experts and elected officials attended this working session.  During the work session, community residents mapped their ideas and wishes. Each work group then presented their priorities.  Shoreline protection and facility restoration were at the top of everyone’s list and community involvement, aesthetics, and economic opportunity were important as well.

You can read a summary of community concerns and wishes expressed during this meeting meeting by following the link below.

Review the Rockaway Priorities and Neighborhood Ideas  

But it can be difficult for everyone who is interested to participate in public meetings. That’s why we’ve also incorporated the ideas generated from this meeting into a web-based survey, built using the Princeton Sociology Department’s All Our Ideas platform. Below, you can find options to evaluate Rockaway priorities.

Give Input by Category

Please participate by clicking on one of the Rockaway priority topics to the right. This interactive tool allows you to state your preference for projects and ideas proposed by your neighbors, or to propose your own ideas for consideration. When you click on the topic, you can choose between pairs of community suggestions. The survey is set up to give every idea a chance, so survey ideas are randomly paired. You can compare ideas for as long as you like and even suggest your own idea.  You may review the results at any time.

Shoreline Protection Give Input
Recreation Give Input
Aesthetic and Community Concerns Give Input
Economic Development and Concessions Give Input

Give Input by Interactive Map

Please participate by clicking on an area of the map below. This interactive tool allows you to state your preference for projects and ideas proposed by your neighbors, or to propose your own ideas for consideration. When you click on the map, you can choose between pairs of community suggestions. The survey is set up to give every idea a chance, so survey ideas are randomly paired. You can compare ideas for as long as you like and even suggest your own idea.  You may review the results at any time.

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