Flushing Meadows Corona Park

NYC PARKS ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BICYCLE RENTALS IN QUEENS

NYC PARKS ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BICYCLE RENTALS IN QUEENS
Friday, October 30, 2020
No. 49
http://www.nyc.gov/parks

NYC Parks yesterday announced that a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) has been issued for the development, operation and maintenance of bicycle rental stations at David Dinkins Circle at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with the option for future Queens locations.

“From scenic waterfront parks to destination greenways, Queens is the ideal setting for cyclists to exercise and connect with nature,” said Commissioner Silver. “We encourage prospective operators to respond to this RFP in order to provide New Yorkers and visitors with more opportunities to experience our parks via bicycle.”

NYC Parks is seeking proposals for the development, operations and maintenance of bicycle rental stations in parks throughout Queens. Pre-approved locations include:

  • Forest Park
  • Little Bay Park
  • Alley Pond Park
  • Highland Park

The addition of any future Queens locations will be subject to prior written approval from NYC Parks.

In order to maintain safe social distance, all proposals for this RFP should be submitted electronically no later than Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3 p.m. If unable to submit an electronic proposal, original hard copy proposals can be submitted to Parks’ Revenue Office on Wednesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 10, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Parks will hold a virtual recommended meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. All interested parties considering responding to this RFP are encouraged to attend the remote recommended meeting. Prospective proposers may join this meeting via WebEx and phone. Meeting details are as follows:

The RFP is available for download on Parks’ website. To download the RFP, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/businessopportunities and, after logging in, click on the “download” link that appears adjacent to the RFP’s description.

For more information or to request to receive a copy of the RFP by mail, prospective proposers may contact Eric Weiss, Project Manager, at (212) 360-3434 or at eric.weiss@parks.nyc.gov.

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 4 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.

Once we reopen, NYC Parks will extend all existing recreation center memberships to cover the length of time we are closed to the general public.


Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.

Once we reopen, NYC Parks will extend all existing recreation center memberships to cover the length of time we are closed to the general public.


Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are service changes at this marina. Marinas, boatyards, and boat launches are open for personal use of vessels only. Group activities, social gatherings, vessel charters, and rentals are prohibited. Vessel servicing, fueling, and pumpout stations are open. Please maintain strict social distancing of at least six feet and clean and sanitize your vessels after each use. Also, transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season.

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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