A 30-acre surface parking lot abuts a busy regional commuter rail station, and is also adjacent to a regional airport. What other uses and markets can this land support, in addition to LOTS of parking?
Roger Sherman Architecture + Urban Design’s super-scaled, family-focused, all-season recreational park is designed to insert a slice of center-city energy, density, and intensity into exburban Suffolk County at the intersection of its planes (MacArthur/Islip Airport), trains (Long Island Rail Road), and automobiles (the Long Island Expressway).
The scheme proposes a pair of gigantic open spaces, one a “park” and one for “rides.” The “rides” portion of the scheme features a covered outdoor space sheltering the train platform and airport shuttle stop with a parking structure. Its bubble-wrapped counterpart – the “park” – contains soccer fields, a hockey rink, mini-golf and a driving range, a go-cart track, and a cricket field stadium with seating for 9,000 spectators.
More about Parks and Rides
Find out more about the Design Proposal.
Read a Q&A with Roger Sherman of RSAUD.
Watch a video of Roger Sherman unveiling the design.
Read a webpaper from the future imagining what Parks and Rides means to the community.
More about ParkingPLUS
Find out about the potential economic benefits of the ParkingPLUS designs.
Read about how to finance parking garages, and why it pays to build them in downtown and train station areas.
Learn more about the ParkingPLUS design challenge.