Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Garden of Meditation

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  • Seven inscribed plinths
  • Seven inscribed plinths
  • Seven inscribed plinths
  • Seven inscribed plinths
  • 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

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.


Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

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: Spring 2021

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