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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Soul In Flight: Arthur Ashe Memorial map_it

  • Location: United States National Tennis Center
  • Sculptor: Eric Fischl
  • Architect: Mark Sullivan
  • Description: Standing male figure, left arm pointing upward, with integral plinth bolted to a plate on a footing, surrounded by a planting bed contained within low wall bearing inscriptions
  • Materials: Figure--bronze; plate---brass; footing---concrete
  • Dimensions: Figure H: 14'
  • Cast: 2000
  • Dedicated: August 28, 2000
  • Foundry: Polich Art Works
  • Inscription: FROM WHAT WE GET, WE CAN MAKE A LIVING; WHAT WE GIVE, HOWEVER, MAKES A LIFE. [quotation attributed to Arthur Ashe]

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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 Wednesday, November 26, all Recreation Centers close at 6:00 p.m. for the holiday. There may be changes to your schedule, so please check with your center. On Thursday, November 27, all Recreation Centers are closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Anticipated Completion: 11/27/2014

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

On Wednesday, November 26, the pool at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center closes at 4:30 p.m. The facility closes at 5:00 p.m. There may be changes to the schedule, so please check with your center. On Thursday, November 27, this and all the other Recreation Centers are closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Anticipated Completion: 11/27/2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Weather

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