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Captain Tilly Park

Highland Ave., 85 Ave. bet. 165 St. and Chapin Pkwy.

Queens

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Quiet, serene, and somewhat hidden from the bustling neighborhood of Jamaica, Captain Tilly Park is a place where you can hear the laughter of children, see wildlife, or a quiet moment of meditation and reflection. The 9-acre park is mostly woodland, as passersby can sit or bike alongside Goose Pond and spot turtles, ducks, and fish. The park is also home to a children's play area, with game tables, swings for tots and young children, and play equipment shaped like the prow of a boat.

The park is named for Captain George H. Tilly, a local son of a prominent family who was killed in action in the Philippines while serving in the Spanish—American War, and a monument to the war is prominent in the park.

Directions to Captain Tilly Park

  • Captain George H. Tilly Monument
  • Captain Tilly Playground
  • Welcome to Captain Tilly Park
  • Goose Lake at Captain Tilly Park

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