Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Friday, October 30, 2020
No. 49

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

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

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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