Parks Without Borders Showcase Projects

Funded by Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC plan, Parks Without Borders reimagines the role of parks in communities by redesigning where they meet the streets and sidewalks. From mid-November 2015 until the end of February 2016, we asked you which parks you thought would most benefit from this new approach to design, in order to pick the best eight projects for this initiative. $40 million of the Parks Without Borders initiative's budget will be used to improve these eight sites. Learn more about the projects that we selected based upon your nominations.

About the Nomination Process

During the three month comment period, we received more than 6,100 votes from New Yorkers who participated in online surveys and made time for dozens of workshops and presentations. From your comments, we chose parks that had the strongest community support and had the right physical conditions and context to benefit most from this innovative design approach.

Browse the map below to find out more about each project.

Van Cortlandt Park

The project will focus on the southwestern corner of the park at the entrance adjacent to the 242nd Street 1 Line subway station.

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Hugh J. Grant Circle / Virginia Park & Playground

The project will improve the circle and adjacent park properties.

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Prospect Park

The project will focus on the Flatbush Avenue Corridor on the park's east side.

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Fort Greene Park

The project will focus on the northern edge of the Park.

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Seward Park

The project will focus on opening boundaries and sightlines within and outside the park and improving connections to adjacent spaces and uses.

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Jackie Robinson Park

The project will focus on the Edgecombe Avenue and 145th Street edges.

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The project will focus on the Henry Hudson Entrance along 111th Street.

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on the map

Faber Pool and Park

The project will focus on the entrances and edge along Richmond Terrace.

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Next Steps

These projects will now enter our multiple-step capital project process. This process includes design, procurement, and construction. You can visit our How We Build Parks page to learn more about this process. 

We’re also working with local communities to take advantage of all of your valuable feedback. In addition to the projects included in the Parks Without Borders initiative, we incorporate the Parks without Borders design approach whenever we repair or renovate a park as opportunities arise. Learn more about how we are Integrating Parks Without Borders into capital projects across the city.

Learn more about How Parks Without Borders Works

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