Kissena Corridor Park


Amerigo Vespucci Campo-Di-Boccie

Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) discovered the bay at Rio de Janeiro and the Plate river on the east coast of Brazil on a Portuguese expedition from 1501-1502 that convinced… Read More

Captain Mario Fajardo Park

"I'm proud to serve this country that has given me, an immigrant, so much opportunity. I have no regrets. I would do it all over again." - Captain Mario… Read More

Ella Fitzgerald Playground

What was here before? Once Native American lands of the Mantinecock tribe, this area of Queens was sparsely populated well into the 20th century. The property was… Read More

Kissena Corridor East

The word “kissena”, which frequently appears in Flushing place names, means “ít is cold” in the Chippewa language (the actual natives in the… Read More

Playground One Forty Six (CXLVI)

Playground One Forty Six CXLVI, located in the Queens neighborhood of Queensboro Hill, takes its name from its location on 146th Street. Using Roman numerals demonstrates… Read More

Rachel Carson Playground

This playground, like the school across the street, honors the environmentalist author Rachel Carson (1907-1964). Born on May 27, 1907, in Springdale, Pennsylvania,… Read More

Underhill Playground

This playground is part of a series of open spaces acquired as Kissena Corridor Park in 1947. The park addition of 45.6 acres consisted of two linear strips of land,… Read More

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