Willowbrook Mile Logo


The Willowbrook Mile is a collaborative project with the College of Staten Island, Institute for Basic Research, and the Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities designed to preserve Willowbrook’s historical significance.  Phase One connects a walking trail, with reflection stations, along the contiguous property of the three institutions. Stations will educate visitors about this historic site. Staten Islanders initiated the momentum that led to developing constitutional rights for people with developmental disabilities as detailed in the 1973 Willowbrook Consent Judgment. The Willowbrook Mile expansion plan will unite other existing Island walking trails emblematic of our interconnectedness and soaring human spirit.


 Willowbrook Mile Map and Legend showing the walkway at the CSI Campus