Jan. 23, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Now’s your chance to help decide what activities should make their way to the Long Island City waterfront.
A new survey released by the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy asks the public to choose what it wants to see at the park in 2018. Options listed in the online survey include dancing, exercise, literary events, children’s events, movies, and music.
Each selected activity then breaks off into in-depth questions to better help the HPPC plan for future events. For example, those who select dancing as a top choice would then have to pick the types of dance they’d like to participate in, such as tango, salsa, and silent disco.
Survey participants can also fill in their own activity if the option does not appear on the document.
The survey is the first for the conservancy. “We wanted to get some feedback from the community,” said Rob Basch, HPPC president.
About 100 responses have been collected so far, and yoga seems to be among the most popular choice from participants, Basch said.
The HPPC survey also asks participants questions on the quality of the parks in Hunters Point, and to share suggestions for improving them in areas like seating, bathrooms, and trash pick up.
“People love the parks and are happy with them, and we want them to stay clean and safe,” Basch said. “Especially with phase 2 of the Hunters Point South Park opening soon—we want to be in position to be sure the park has high standards.”
The HPPC organizes and supports events at Gantry Plaza State Park, Hunters Point South Park, and other green spaces in Hunters Point, and contributes to their overall care.
The survey can be accessed here. The HPPC will collect responses until Feb. 15.