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Forever Wild

Highland Park Preserve

Ridgewood Resevoir

Borough: Queens

Acres: 43

Habitat Type: Forest, Freshwater Wetland, Meadow

Map: PDF

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Directions

Public Transit: The A,C,J, Z, and L trains all go to Broadway Junction. From there take the J or Z to Cypress Hills. Walk west along Jamaica Ave about 8 blocks to Vito P Battista Blvd. Make a right on Vito P Battista Blvd. The road will curve to the left. Walk along Vito P Battista Blvd. to the entrance of Highland Park (active recreation and picnic space) and the preserve is surrounding the Ridgewood Reservoir which is up the hill on the right.
Or The Long Island Rail Road stops at East New York. Walk east along E New York/Jamaica Ave. Continue East about 12 blocks to Barbey St. Take a left on Barbey St which T’s into Vito P Battista Blvd. Make a right on Vito P Battista to the corner of Vermont Place. The preserve is surrounding the reservoir which is up the hill to the right.
Or The 56 bus runs along Jamaica Ave and the B13 bus runs along Cypress Hills St.
By Car:Take the Jackie Robinson Pkwy/Interborough Pkwy, to the Vermont Place exit heading south. The preserve is up the hill to the left and parking is on the right.

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