The World’s Park: Reconnecting a Regional Park with its Neighbors


We are looking for a group of 20 community members* who are interested in learning about organizing, design, architecture and art in public spaces, and who want to participate in potential improvements to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. ‘Learners’ that are selected for this creative education project will participate in 10 hands-on learning events and group homework assignments from November 2014 through March 2015. A final exhibition at the Queens Museum in April will showcase the collective design work of the learners, educators, and other collaborators in the process, and help advocate for the design improvements for the park. The project aims to form a creatively-empowered group of park users that can shape the park’s future for years to come.

*We are looking for people of all ages and diverse backgrounds who use and live nearby the park. English-language proficiency is not required; a multilingual environment is desired.


  • Send us 5 to 10 images where the theme is: PROBLEMS & OPPORTUNITIES at FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK
  • Include at least one image that considers the park’s CONNECTIVITY. Think: entrances, pathways, signs, places where people/groups share the park, places of information (or lack of information), or your own ways to think about “connections”.
  • You can submit any type of image (photos, drawings, painting, collage, etc).
  • For each image include a brief caption. Make sure your texts are brief and help us better understand your thinking. You are welcome to work on this creative assignment with your family, friends, and allies.

Deadline extended to November 15

Send by email to:

Or bring in person to:
Queens Museum (front desk)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY

Contact the project’s community organizer with questions & ideas:
José Serrano-McClain

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Photo by Christie Farriela