5. Forest Park Touches Three of the Most Dangerous Streets in Queens

A visionary rendering of QueensWay

As noted in the New York Times, Forest Park touches three of the most dangerous streets in Queens: Woodhaven Boulevard, Jamaica Avenue and Union Turnpike. To reach the park, roughly 70 percent of its annual visitors use a car. However, it has been argued that QueensWay, a community-led initiative to transform a stretch of an abandoned railway into a linear park, could make Forest Park more accessible to the public, thereby reducing the number of pedestrian deaths.