A new waterfront park named after the nation's first black Congresswoman is set to open in Brooklyn next summer.

Shirley Chisholm State Park will stretch more than 400 acres along Jamaica Bay.

The park will include 10 miles of trails for hiking and biking.

It will also include waterfront access for kayaking.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Chisholm remains an inspiration 50 years after her historic election.

"We need a model that says leadership, and achievement, and service. And we have a beautiful model, that grew up just blocks from here. A pioneer, an example of overcoming obstacles. Racial obstacles, gender obstacles, race obstacles. And that is congresswoman Shirley Chisholm," Cuomo said.

Once the first phase of the park is complete other features like a new amphitheater, lawn patios, and a connector bridge could be added.