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Flushing Meadows Corona Park


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

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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.

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