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Forest Park

Myrtle Ave., Union Turnpike, Park Lane South bet. Brooklyn-Queens County Line and Park Lane

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A mix of natural treasures and manmade prizes, Forest Park is 500+ acres of options for visitors. 

With a “knob and kettle” terrain (a series of small hills) and 165 acres of trees, the park is an agrarian delight. Park goers interested in exploring Forest Park’s natural settings firsthand often travel to its eastern portion, which abounds in hiking trails and bridle paths. Horses can be hired from one of two private stables in order to cover more ground from a higher perspective.

Heading west, Forest Park transforms into an athlete’s playground. Softball, baseball, tennis, bocce, handball, and golf are a few of your options when you wander through this portion of the park. The 110-acre, par 67 golf course was modeled after Scottish links and maintains its reputation as one of the City’s most challenging golf courses. 

Music fans know that the western portion of Forest Park includes non-sports-related highlights as well. The George Seuffert, Sr. Bandshell, which can accommodate 3,500 people, hosts free concerts throughout the warm season.  

Attend an Urban Park Rangers event for an introduction to Forest Park’s geology, forestry, or animals, or grab a blanket or baseball mitt and head to the park to explore at your own pace!

Discover the history of Forest Park

Events

Insect Exploration

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.  From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals,...

Forest Park Panorama

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Directions to Forest Park

Contacts

Forest Park Administrator: (718) 235-0815
Forest Park Golf Course: (718) 296-0999

Forest Park Weather

  • Sat
    Sunny
    63°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    58°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    61°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    67°F

7-day forecast

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