Francis Lewis Park

3rd Avenue and Parson's Blvd
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)

Rules Prohibit:

  • Swimming, diving, or bathing
  • Rafts or other inflatables
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Littering
  • Smoking
  • Any discharge into water
  • Pets off leash or in the water
  • Open flame
  • Storing personal property
  • Motor vehicles without specific authorization

Location Details

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: No

Rental: No

Storage: No

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: Yes


Francis Lewis

Francis Lewis

Francis Lewis

Nearby Locations

By Car

Manhattan/ Points West-Take Grand Central Parkway East to I-678 N/ Whitestone Expressway toward Whitestone Bridge. Exit at Avenue. Proceed two blocks to Park

By Mass Transit

The closest subway and Long Island Railroad stations are on Main Street in Flushing, a 15 minute bus ride away. Can take the Q20A bust to 14th Avenue and the Whitestone Expressway, which is less than a mile from the site.

Rest Stop Areas: Sometimes Anable/LICCBH Head Quarters. Local soft shorelines include Pot Cove, Astoria Park, Randalls Island, Wards Island, several South Bronx locations. Possible future sites at North Brother and South Brother islands (sandy shores only), Roosevelt Island and East River state parks.


North and South Brother Islands

No Access Areas

All state parks, Roosevelt Island

Restrictive Conditions

Shore View Towers isn’t friendly to landing at Pot Cove.

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

Some glass on the beach, pilings on the southern end.


Very subdued deep in the cove

Emergency Landing Points

Pot Cove, Randalls Island and Wards Island, North and South Brother Islands, Long Island City Community Boat House, Gantry Plaza State Park

Nearest Hospitals

New York Medical Center of Queens, 56-45 Main Street Flushing

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