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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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  • Location: East south-east of Unisphere
  • Description: Seven inscribed plinths
  • Materials: Marble
  • Dimensions: 1 plinth H: 3' W: 3'; 6 plinths H: 30" W: 12"
  • Inscription: Marker 1:
    GARDEN / OF MEDITATION / GOD ALMIGHTY FIRST / PLANTED A GARDEN / AND INDEED IT IS THE PUREST OF / HUMAN PLEASURES. IT IS THE / GREATEST REFRESHMENT / TO THE SPIRITS OF MAN. / FRANCIS BACON /

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Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Beginning Monday, August 29, all swimming pools at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center are closed for necessary yearly maintenance. They are reopening on Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. Thank you for your understanding.
Anticipated Completion: 09/25/2016

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