Cunningham Park


Freshwater Wetlands in New York City - Cunningham Park

New York City once contained 224,000 acres of freshwater wetland. This valuable ecosystem can slow erosion, prevent flooding by retaining storm waters, filter and… Read More

Long Island Motor Parkway

The Long Island Motor Parkway, also known as the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, survives today as a bicycle path, but began as America’s first limited-access road for… Read More

Redwood Playground

Redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens) are the tallest trees on earth, often reaching heights of more than 300 feet and measuring 10 to 20 feet in diameter. They take 400… Read More

Sy Spyler Field

Only a few months after he was married, Sy Spyler (1937-1998) began coaching Little League baseball, and he continued to volunteer for over 35 years. Most of those years… Read More

The Forests of New York City - Cunningham Park

There are roughly 1,000 acres of forest in Queens, which are divided almost evenly between Forest, Cunningham, and Alley Pond Parks. All three parks in Queens are on the… Read More

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

The Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, also known as Long Island Motor Parkway, survives today as a bicycle path, but began as America’s first all-elevated road for cars.… Read More

W. Arthur Cunningham Statue

This sculpture bust of City Comptroller, W. Arthur Cunningham (1894-1934) is by Emil Siebern (1888-1942). The subject was a rising star in the political realm of the… Read More

Directions to Cunningham Park

Know Before You Go

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Due to construction, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway is currently closed from Winchester Boulevard to Springfield Boulevard. Please use these alternate access points to and from Alley Pond Park and the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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