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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Highlights

Freshwater Wetlands in New York City - Flushing Meadows-Corona 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

Gates of Life

The animal motifs for these fanciful bronze grillwork gates, designed by architects Clarke and Rapuano, and dating to 1968, were crafted by the Italian-born sculptor… Read More

George Washington Statue

One of six statues in the city’s parks of the nation’s first president, George Washington (1732-1799), this sculpture by Donald De Lue (1897-1988) has its… Read More

Hall of Science

The Hall of Science was constructed for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Max Abramovitz and Wallace K. Harrison, architects of the… Read More

Jurassic Playground

Jurassic Playground, like Triassic Playground across Meadow Lake, was created to commemorate the Sinclair Oil “Dinoland” exhibit at the 1964-65 World’s… Read More

Lawrence Playground

This playground honors William Lawrence (1622-1680) the first Englishman to settle on Tues Neck, the small peninsula now known as College Point, Queens. In 1645,… Read More

Louis Armstrong Stadium

This stadium, located at the north end of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park near Shea Stadium, is dedicated to the legendary jazz musician Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong… Read More

Mauro Playground

This playground honors Albert Mauro (1911-1982), a spirited Kew Gardens Hills environmentalist, and civil rights and community activist. Born on March 13, 1911 in… Read More

Metzger Sitting Area

This sitting area is named for Ilse M. Metzger (1923-1981), a member of the Forest Hills community for many years, who escaped from the Nazis in World War II and continued… Read More

New York City Building

The New York City Building was constructed for the 1939-40 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947), Parks Commissioner… Read More

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 6 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsPlayground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

On Saturday, November 18, from approximately 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., access to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Al Oerter Recreation Center parking lot will be limited, due to the Queens Half Marathon. Roads will likely be closed during this time, so we advise taking public transportation if traveling in this area.
Anticipated Completion: 11/18/2017

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this Recreation Center's hours will be reduced. On Wednesday, November 22, the facility opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The class schedule may change as a result, so please call the center. On Thursday, November 23, this facility is closed.
Anticipated Completion: 11/23/2017

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this Recreation Center's hours will be reduced. On Wednesday, November 22, the facility opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The class schedule may change as a result, so please call the center. On Thursday, November 23, this facility is closed.
Anticipated Completion: 11/23/2017

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Due to major ongoing construction, the northeast section of Meadow Lake is closed. This project will reduce flooding in this area. There will be access to the boathouse and Meadow Lake from the Van Wyck Expressway South Exit 11 and from Jewel Avenue. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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