She'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: Maria Julia Echart
Occupation: Former Queens Center Mall employee turned spirited community activist involved in social justice campaigns, including Vision Zero and Fairness Coalition.
Neighborhood Involvement: Make the Road NY
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
I visit FMCP: Frequently and bike around the lakes. 27 years ago, I spent my honeymoon in the Park.
Maria Julia is focusing on how to create more opportunities for visitors to learn about the Park. Together with the members of her Team Learning, she's exploring ways to: