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Hillside Park

82 Ave. bet. 256 St. and 257 St.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This playground is located in the Glen Oaks neighborhood of eastern Queens. The name reflects the nearby crest of hills that form the highest elevation on Long Island. Once a part of Flushing, Glen Oaks itself is named after a golf course erected here in the 1920s that has since made way for high-rise apartment buildings.

Glen Oaks was originally a piece of flat terrain on the south side of the hills that form the backbone of geographic Long Island. This fertile soil, part of a 20,000-acre land grant to Massachusetts settlers, was eagerly sought by farmers in the 1640s. It retained a largely rural character until, in 1923, a new golf club purchased 167 acres from William K. Vanderbilt’s country estate.

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Hillside Park Weather

  • Fri
    Slight Chc Rain
    58°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely
    56°F
  • Sun
    Breezy
    51°F
  • Mon
    Sunny
    54°F

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