Jason Chin-Fatt, The World's Park Community Advisor

Photo: Sam Holleran

He's one of nearly two dozen residents we recruited as Community Advisors to initiate community-led transformation of Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) in Queens. The group is spending four months at our Community Design School to improve wayfinding and circulation in the Park, and its connectivity to the surrounding communities. Read more about these sessions.

Name: Jason Chin-Fatt

Occupation: Field Organizer (working on multiple transportation advocacy initiatives) and a certified environmental conservationist.

Neighborhood: WoodsideCommunity Board 2

Neighborhood Involvement: Straphangers CampaignSustainable Queens

Languages spoken: English

I visit FMCP: On weekends. I taught my girlfriend how to ride bike in the Park, and founded at FMCP a 75-member bike-riding group, Gotham Lightning.

Jason is focusing on how to improve navigation in the Park. Together with the members of his Team Navigation, he's exploring ways to:

  • Help better orient people within the park;
  • Communicate how to get around the park for different kinds of parkgoers, like walkers vs. bikers;
  • Think of navigation differently for those who are frequent parkgoers, occasional parkgoers, as well as those who are rarely at the park.

At a community forum on March 1st, he'll introduce his preliminary design concepts, alongside the other Advisors, for feedback from the wider community. At the second forum on April 12, they will present their final concepts. It will also mark the opening of the exhibition at the Queens Museum that features all of these community-driven design proposals, on view until May 3, 2015.

Jason, like the rest of the Community Advisors, is eager to present his ideas to the NYC Parks Department, participate in further planning and design of FMCP, and motivate neighbors to do so too.

Read about our other Community Advisors.