Shirley Chisholm State Park
The Shirley Chisholm State Park is named in honour of Shirley Chrisholm, an iconic Brooklyn woman who set out to become the first African American Congresswomen and Presidental candidate. Shirley became an advocate for women and minorities throughout her lifetime and served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Shirley Chisholm State Park is a beautiful, 407 acres of land offering 10 miles of biking and hiking trails. The park offers spectacular panoramic views, including views of the New York skyline and Jamaica Bay. In 2019-2020 the park underwent a 20 million dollar renovation, to provide more amenities and accessibility for park users. Part of the renovation included an installation of over 10,800 sq. ft of CORE Gravel for accessible pathways and pedestrian areas. It is an honour to be part of such a monumental place and to be able to provide accessibility for everyone to enjoy the park for years to come.