Travel Guide

Queens, New York City 


Astoria Park

Astoria Park is a small urban park along New York City’s East River in the Queens neighborhood of Astoria. The park lies adjacent to the Triborough Bridge and Hell’s Gate Bridge, linking Queens with Upper Manhattan and The Bronx. The area within the park was once an Indian village until the arrival of European settlers. In the 16th century, the Dutch West India Company parceled out the area to several settlers. During the American War of Independence, British and Hessian regiments were based in the area. 

The two bridges at Astoria Park from Wikimedia

Along the waterfront, Astoria Park offers scenic views (across the East River) of Randall Island and Upper Manhattan. A major feature of Astoria Park is a outdoor swimming pool, which is the largest and oldest pool in New York City - the pool is open to all and admission is free. Other features of the park include tennis courts, basketball courts, kids’ playgrounds, games table, bandstand, running tracks, and a dog run. There is also a snack bar by the pool and food carts at several locations.

The large outdoor swimming pool by Jim Henderson

Location: Along 19th Street between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard.

Website: New York City Parks & Recreation


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