Shoreline Parks Plan

A Plan for the East Shore of Staten Island

Sunny day at a Staten Island beach

The Shoreline Parks Plan is the first comprehensive vision for the waterfront parks on Staten Island’s East Shore. Our primary goal in undertaking this plan is to adapt our parks to the coastal protection project proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Army Corps’ project consists of the construction of a protective seawall from Fort Wadsworth to Great Kills and a series of inland drainage areas to store and detain stormwater. Recognizing the impact this important project will have on the East Shore, the Shoreline Parks Plan has been developed to identify opportunities to better integrate the seawall into its park context and to align park programming and siting with community priorities.

What's Next

NYC Parks is about to embark on the second phase of the Shoreline Parks Plan, which will provide additional conceptual designs for certain key park features. Details on how to get involved in Phase II of the plan will become available soon.

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Thank you for your submission. We will keep you informed of upcoming events related to the Shoreline Parks Plan.

About the Seawall

In December 2016, the US Army Corps of Engineers released their Final Feasibility Report to construct a protective seawall on Staten Island’s East Shore. Visit the Army Corps’ website to find out more about the project.

US Army Corps of Engineers Project Website

Shoreline Parks Plan Summary

Read the Interim Report

The Interim Report, released in June 2017, encapsulates the progress we have made towards achieving a comprehensive vision for Staten Island’s East Shore so far. It includes conceptual designs for important park amenities throughout the project area, which were selected and developed with public input gathered through 5 public meetings, a survey, and an online interactive map.

Download the Interim Report

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