Rising 130’ above sea level on Jamaica Bay, Shirley Chisholm State Park offers panoramic views, waterfront access, 10 miles of trails, and environmental education programming. The site rests atop the former Pennsylvania and Fountain Avenue landfills, which were closed in 1983. NYCDEP capped and remediated the land and established a thriving, native, coastal ecosystem. Under a cooperative agreement with NYC and the National Park Service, New York State Parks has developed and is operating a thriving park. Since opening to the public on July 2, 2019, SCSP has welcomed nearly 350,000 patrons to the magnificent park and repurposed land.
After years of anticipation, Shirley Chisholm State Park is now open 365 days per year, 8 a.m. to dusk.