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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Soul In Flight: Arthur Ashe Memorial map_it

  • Location: United States National Tennis Center
  • Sculptor: Eric Fischl
  • Architect: Mark Sullivan
  • Description: Standing male figure, left arm pointing upward, with integral plinth bolted to a plate on a footing, surrounded by a planting bed contained within low wall bearing inscriptions
  • Materials: Figure--bronze; plate---brass; footing---concrete
  • Dimensions: Figure H: 14'
  • Cast: 2000
  • Dedicated: August 28, 2000
  • Foundry: Polich Art Works
  • Inscription: FROM WHAT WE GET, WE CAN MAKE A LIVING; WHAT WE GIVE, HOWEVER, MAKES A LIFE. [quotation attributed to Arthur Ashe]

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For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 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.


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

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