Forest Park


DeVoy Playground

Located on Union Turnpike at 71st Avenue in Forest Park, this playground is named after Joseph E. DeVoy (1926-2000), an active member of the Forest Hills… Read More

Dry Harbor Playground

This playground gets its name from the original name for Glendale: Dry Harbor. A description of the area from the 1700s, looking from Cooper Avenue across the valley to… Read More

George Seuffert, Sr. Bandshell

Born in Brooklyn to Bavarian immigrants, George Seuffert, Sr. (1875-1964) received his only formal music training from the violinist Joseph Zoellner. Seuffert became a… Read More

Jackson Pond Playground

This playground is named for Jarvis Jackson. Little is known about the life of Jackson, who was a former Park Superintendent of Forest Park. Forest Park, a 538-acre park… Read More

Jayne Carlson Triangle

This triangle is named in honor of Jayne Carlson (1946-2000), a local resident of Richmond Hill who played an active role in many aspects of the community. Carlson… Read More

Lawrence Linekin Children’s Playground

This playground, located in Forest Park near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and 80th Street, honors Lawrence G. Linekin (1931-1996), a local community activist who created… Read More

Marco Giovanelli Playground

Marco Giovanelli (1913-1980), for whom this playground is aptly named, was devoted to youth athletics. Giovanelli was born in Brooklyn and served in the Pacific during… Read More

Mary Whalen Playground

This playground commemorates Mary Whalen (1917-1987), a local resident who was dedicated to her community. Born on August 12, 1917, in Brooklyn to Michael Joyce and Nora… Read More

Oak Ridge

Standing in a grove of red and black oaks, Oak Ridge is located on the crest of the Harbor Hill Moraine (a mass of rock formed by glacial movement) at the southwestern… Read More

PFC Lawrence Strack Meadow

This meadow honors Private First Class Lawrence George E. Strack (1948-1967), the first Woodhaven resident to die serving in the Vietnam War. Strack was born on June 15,… Read More

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Forest Park Visitor Center

Forest Park Nature Center is currently closed to the public.

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