Parks and Green Spaces in Queens, NY
Skate Parks in Queens, New York
Skate parks where skateboarders can have fun in their own place are becoming more popular. There are two active skate parks in Queens, and two more planned to open in 2010. There's even an big-time skateboarding tournament coming to Flushing Meadows in 2010.
Best Parks in Queens
Want to get outdoors? Here are our top 10 picks for the best parks in Queens. There are hundreds of green spaces to choose from in the borough, but these are best via size, quality, and variety of activities. They'll bring you everywhere from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the inside of Arthur Ashe Stadium, and give you a chance to run,...
Welcome to Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Check out the Park in the heart of Queens, New York. See all the delights that await in this great park. It's home to the Unisphere, Shea Stadium, and Meadow Lake, just to name a few.
Forest Park - Visitors Guide to Forest Park in Queens, New York
Forest Park, 538 acres of trees and fields, is a jewel of a park in Queens, bordering the neighborhoods of Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Glendale, and Woodhaven. Designed by Frederick Olmsted in the 1890s, Forest Park offers great strolling in thick woods, plus golfing, a carousel, concerts, and trails for running, biking, skating, and horseback riding.
Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, Queens
On the waterfront in Long Island City sits Gantry Plaza State Park, whose award-winning design has transformed former industrial space into a flourishing public park with tremendous views of Manhattan.
Cunningham Park is 358 acres of woods, paths, and playing fields stretched along busy roads in eastern Queens, New York. The park has no center, but is criss-crossed by highways and the roads that link the surrounding neighborhoods of Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Hollis Hills, and Oakland Gardens. Though there are forest trails, Cunningham Park is best known for its ball fields, pl…
Alley Pond Park
Alley Pond Park is the second largest park in Queens. The large park in far eastern Queens offers playgrounds, ballfields, ponds, picnic areas, and rundown bathrooms, but it is wonderfully wild too.
Kissena Park in Flushing, Queens
Kissena Park in Flushing is a major park, but the vibe says undiscovered, neighborhood spot.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - Bird Watching and Hiking
The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in the northeastern United States. It is the best place in New York City to observe seasonal migration of birds, and a great place for a short hike to escape congested Queens.
Cunningham Park - Photo Tour
Cunningham Park tour via photos. Cunningham Park is a sprawling park in the Queens, New York, neighborhoods of Fresh Meadows and Hollis Hills.
Fort Totten Park
Fort Totten Park - Tour and Photos
Fort Totten in Bayside, Queens, is a former military base, and now a public park along with training facilities for the NYPD and FNDY. This tour of Fort Totten
Alley Pond Park - Photos
Photos of Alley Pond Park
Alley Pond Park - Your Opinion
What's your opinion on Alley Pond Park in Queens, New York? Your recommendations and advice
Cunningham Park - Your Opinion
What's your opinion on Cunningham Park in Queens, New York? Your recommendations and advice
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park - Photos
Pictures of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.
Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows
The Dragon Boat Festival on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in Queens, New York, is an annual tradition now in its 18th year. This August 2 and 3 over 100 teams will compete for $60,000 in prizes. Each team competes by rowing a "dragon boat," a narrow boat decorated like a Chinese dragon with a colorful head and tail.
Queens Botanical Gardens
The Queens Botanical Gardens in Flushing, Queens, has great gardens for strolling, plus frequent educational events about plant life. Contact them about hosting your wedding in the Gardens.
Kissena Park Velodrome: Bike Racing in Queens
Visitors guide to the Velodrome in Kissena Park. The Velodrome was built in 1964 for Olympic trials and reopened in 2004 after major renovations for better bike racing than ever.
Alley Pond Environmental Center
A nonprofit corporation dedicated to environmental awareness and education, Alley Pond Environmental Center hosts events throughout the year. It is located on more than 635 acres of woodlands, meadows, and salt and freshwater marshes in northeast Queens.
Parks in Queens, New York
Check here for information on major federal, state, and city parks in Queens, including locations, attractions, activities, and facilities, courtesy of the Office of Queens Borough President.
NYC Parks & Recreation
This site profiles New York City's parks and other recreation centers. Find schedules of events along with directions and even job opportunities for parks in Queens.
Gateway National Recreation Area
The Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,000-acre recreation area spanning Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, New York, and also Monmouth County, New Jersey. Check the website to learn about recreation, history, and cultural resources in the park. There are plenty of natural resources, including wildlife, in the park. The Queens section includes Jamaica Bay.
The West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, was once the site of the US Open. It maintains 38 courts on four different surfaces. And its beautiful, cobblestone grounds are great for a stroll after lunch on nearby Austin Street.
Gardening and Gardens in Queens, New York
Gardens in Queens, New York, with pictures and stories shared by residents of the borough. Got a green thumb? Show off your great garden in Queens, NY.
Who's the Oldest New Yorker?
The oldest living thing in New York City lives in a park in Queens.
Astoria Park Alliance
Astoria Park Alliance is a community organization dedicated to improving Astoria Park.
Astoria Park in Astoria, Queens
Astoria Park is a gem of the NYC Parks system and is right on the waterfront in Astoria, Queens.