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Forest Park is a park in the New York City borough of Queens, spanning 538 acres (218 ha). It is the tenth-largest park in New York City and the third-largest in Queens. Created on August 9, 1895, it was originally referred to as Brooklyn Forest Park, as the area was part of Brooklyn at the time.Make your Queens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
The park contains 165 acres (67 ha) of trees, including the largest continuous oak forest in Queens. Some trees are more than a century and a half old. The park sits on hills left behind by the Wisconsin glacier and is a haven for native plants and wildlife in the midst of the city's sprawl. In addition to the park's large full-time bird population, migratory birds pass through in the spring and fall.
Several trails are available for area residents and urban day hikers. Other facilities include playgrounds, a carousel, a running track, two dog runs, a pond, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, a skate park, and a golf course. The park is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Forest Park reviews
Thankfully found parking on the street alongside the fields and then took a long walk on the paved (no cars allowed) roads in the wooded areas. We did not do the trails because we had a stroller...
Thankfully found parking on the street alongside the fields and then took a long walk on the paved (no cars allowed) roads in the wooded areas. We did not do the trails because we had a stroller... more »
When we got there with several young children, there was only one ride attendant (Sheldon) who had to sell tickets and operate all of the rides. He was amazingly patient and great with all of the...
When we got there with several young children, there was only one ride attendant (Sheldon) who had to sell tickets and operate all of the rides. He was amazingly patient and great with all of the... more »
Great park to walk or relax in. It's seriously a massive park with lots of trails to choose from and also has great spots for picnics and just spending time with family. There's also a carousel and a lot of vendors selling italian ice and frozen treats around the park. I imagine that the trees would look beautiful in the fall or after a it snows in the winter too. Forest Park is like the Central Park of Queens. Would definitely recommend coming here. It's close to public transportation too.
Such a wonderful,big park. A place to get lost in. I have a few times. Great trails,off the best paths to explore. So lucky to be able to come here all the time
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