The proposed QueensWay would feature a fitness station, food concessions and a rock climbing zone.
The rail line is also being considered to become the Queensway, Queens' version of the High Line.
The city announced its plans at an opening ceremony for a new Boerum Hill schoolyard on Thursday.
P.S. 261 started construction on their schoolyard last month.
Reps. Jeffries and Meeks back revitalization of the old rail line.
The QueensWay project would turn 3.5 miles of abandoned rail tracks into a public park.
Veronica White has previously worked to battle povery at the city's Center for Economic Opportunity.
Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe stepped down to join the Trust for Public Land.
The student-led redesign of P.S. 261's play yard will begin this year.
The new 7.25-acre waterfront park features sweeping skyline views and the recently renovated Renwick Ruins.
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