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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

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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Directions to Hillside Park

Hillside Park Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    30°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    33°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    34°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    21°F

7-day forecast

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