Francis Lewis Park
3rd Avenue and Parson's Blvd
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)
- Swimming, diving, or bathing
- Rafts or other inflatables
- Consumption of alcohol
- Any discharge into water
- Pets off leash or in the water
- Open flame
- Storing personal property
- Motor vehicles without specific authorization
Site Fee: No
ADA Accessible: No
Rest Area: Yes
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
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
New York Medical Center of Queens, 56-45 Main Street Flushing