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Flushing Meadows Corona Park


New York State Pavilion

While not much is left of the original 1964-65 world’s fair, the site’s sparcity belies the intense social significance that the Peace Through Understanding… Read More

Olmsted Center

Described as a “valley of ashes” in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s (1896–1940) The Great Gatsby (1925) because of its use as a coal ash dump in the 19th… Read More

Playground for All Children

The Playground for All Children is the first playground constructed in the United States for disabled and able-bodied children. It served as a prototype for similar sites… Read More

Rocket Thrower

The Rocket Thrower is a massive bronze sculpture designed by Donald De Lue (1897–1988) for the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65. The work is in keeping… Read More

Samuel & Ethel Lefrak Meadow

This sprawling 96-acre meadow overlooking Willow Lake is named in honor of Samuel and Ethel LeFrak. Samuel J. LeFrak (1918-2003) was the third generation chairman of the… Read More

Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium, home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets, is one of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park’s most distinctive features. The stadium, located on the… Read More

Soul in Flight: A Memorial to Arthur Ashe

This sculpture by Eric Fischl, unveiled in August 2000, honors tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) and is located in an entrance garden adjacent to the… Read More

Terrace on the Park

The Terrace on the Park was constructed for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. The Port Authority of New York commissioned the structure as an “aerial… Read More

The Asian Longhorned Beetle - Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The Asian longhorned beetle ( Anoplophora glabripennis ) was found in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 1996. Scientists believe it came to the United States by way of wood crating… Read More

Triassic Playground

Triassic Playground, like Jurassic Playground across Meadow Lake, was created to commemorate the Sinclair Oil “Dinoland” exhibit at the 1964-65 World’s… Read More

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

On Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, this Recreation Center is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Anticipated Completion: 10/12/2015

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

From Monday, October 5 to Sunday, October 25, all the pools at the Aquatics Center are closed. They will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, October 26. The ice rink is not affected. Also: on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, the facility is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Anticipated Completion: 10/25/2015

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