Squadron Brings $450K In State Funding to Governors Island For “Slide Hill”

Squadron Celebrates Longest Slide in City on Govs Island

Squadron Continues Push for Harbor Park - A Central Park For The Center of Our City!

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron celebrated the upcoming opening of “the Hills” on Governors Island, including “Slide Hill” for which he allocated $450K in state funding. At nearly 40 feet tall, Slide Hill will include four slides set into a climbable hill, with panoramic views of the city. Slide Hill will also reportedly include New York’s longest slide, at 57 feet long and three stories tall.

“Before the summer season at Governors Island slips away, come enjoy the debut of Slide Hill,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron. “Slide Hill will bring the city’s longest slide to our Harbor Park - a Central Park for the center of our city. I thank Leslie Koch for her years of service, as well as the Governor's Island Trust.”

Squadron has long advocated for Governors Island and active recreation throughout New York’s Harbor Park. Squadron helped negotiate the city and state agreement to preserve Governors Island’s future in 2010, and has also been a strong proponent of expanded and free ferry access to the Island. The Hills are scheduled to fully open to the public on July 19th.