Saturday, January 23, 2016
Fenceless parks: good or bad idea?
From the Queens Tribune:
The Parks Department wants to ditch the high chain-link fences and metal bars that surround many parks in a new initiative called “Parks Without Borders.”
The vision is to create a more porous boundary between the green spaces and the neighborhoods they belong to, so that the parks will be more inviting to nearby residents. Additionally, the thinking goes, the parks’ beauty will not be unnecessarily hidden when they could contribute to the aesthetic of the surrounding blocks. Of special attention are park edges, park-adjacent spaces and entrances.
Residents can visit nycgovparks.org/planning-and-building/planning/parks-without-borders and submit their suggestions through Feb. 28.