Office of the Queens Borough President, New York City Local Government
   Queens Borough President, Helen M. Marshall  

PARKS:
Relax and Explore!

Parks in Queens
Come and enjoy the Parks in Queens!
Queens has more parkland than any other borough in New York City!

Enjoy Green Spaces in Queens
When Queens became part of New York City in 1898, the mostly rural borough had few public parks, but lots of farmland.

Today, the 7,106 acres of parkland are interspersed in more than 400 parks, playgrounds, triangles and malls throughout the borough's 14 Community Boards. These parks are places where you can play ball, listen to music, explore the wonders of nature and enjoy a few precious moments with family and friends. This land can be a refuge from the hectic pace of city life.

2008 Flushing Meadows /
Corona Park Brochure
(PDF 1.9 Mb)

Queens parks include large open spaces, such as the 1,255 acre Flushing Meadows / Corona Park. This is the second largest park in the city hosts the USTA US Open Tennis Tournament. Flushing Meadows/Corona Park is also home to the New York Mets who play pro baseball at Shea Stadium; the Queens Hall of Science, the Queens Museum of Art, Queens Theatre in the Park, Queens Zoo, an 18 hole 'pitch & putt' golf course and the lovely Queens Botanical Gardens.

Forest Park consists of 538 acres with a 150-year-old oak forest and 3 nature trails, the newly renovated Seuffert Bandshell with its free concerts, the famous Daniel C. Mueller Carousel and the Track and Field.

Alley Pond Park, with it's 654 acres, is home to the Alley Pond Environmental Center on Northern Boulevard. Alley Pond Park has baseball diamonds, football fields, handball courts, tennis courts, wooded trails and a new Urban Park Ranger Station.

Cunningham Park, encompassing 358 acres, offers recreation seekers tennis, baseball, bocci, picnic areas, playgrounds, a concert oval, annual performances by the Big Apple Circus and a playschool/summer camp program run by the Parks Department.


QUEENS RECREATION FACTS
& CONTACTS

Locations of Recreation Centers, Play Schools and important contacts.
tel: 1-718-286-2900 or
Click here to learn more.

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS, EVENTS
& MOBILE UNITS

Clinics, Leagues, Tournaments, Mobile Units and Special Events.
Click here to learn more.

YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!
Volunteer to help in a Park.
Click here to learn more.

PERMITS
Find out about Sports, Tennis and Special Events Permits.
Click here to learn more.

ALL ABOUT TREES
Tree Emergencies & Tree Planting. Click here to learn more.

POOLS & BEACHES
Queens has a number of pools and more than seven miles of beaches.
Click here to learn more.
HOW TO GET TO QUEENS PARKS
Click here to go to the NY MTA site for information on Public Transportation in Queens.

 


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