Shoreline Parks Plan
A Plan for the East Shore of Staten Island
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 (USACE). 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.
NYC Parks is progressing the second phase of the Shoreline Parks Plan, which will build on the Phase 1 Interim Report and provide additional conceptual designs for certain key park features. The first Phase 2 community input meeting took place on June 23, 2022, and the second community input meeting was held on August 10, 2022. The completed Shoreline Parks Plan will be released in the fall. NYC Parks will continue to collaborate with USACE and other agency partners throughout the design and construction of the protective seawall. NYC Parks will use the Shoreline Parks Plan to coordinate with USACE and New York State and to seek funding for future capital projects.
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About the Seawall
In December 2016, the U.S. 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.
Read the Shoreline Parks Plan Phase 2 Community Input Meeting Presentation (August 2022)
The second community input meeting for the Shoreline Parks Plan Phase 2 took place on August 10, 2022. The goal of this meeting was to respond to information gathered at the first community input meeting held in June, and to present a plan that incorporated community feedback from the first meeting and the followup survey.
Read the Shoreline Parks Plan Phase 2 Community Input Meeting Presentation (June 2022)
The first community input meeting for the Shoreline Parks Plan Phase 2 took place on June 23, 2022. Building on the Shoreline Parks Plan Interim Report from 2017, the goal of the meeting was to share updated proposals for a comprehensive vision for Staten Island’s East Shore shoreline parks, and gather community feedback and ideas. The meeting presented preliminary conceptual designs for city parks and amenities throughout the project area that are being planned in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ developing Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. To provide input into this plan, please share ideas through the online survey (available through July 14).
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.