Travel Guide

Queens, New York City 


Forest Park

Rockaway, Lenape, and Delaware American Indians initially inhabited the area in and around Forest Park until settled by the Dutch West India Company in 1635. The park area later came under the possession of several landowners until purchased by the Brooklyn Parks Department in the late 19th century. Surrounding the park are the neighborhoods of Glendale, Woodhaven, Kew Gardens, and Forest Hills, and Richmond Hill. The Woodhaven Boulevard passes through the center of Forest Park, dividing the park into the eastern and western side. 
Forest Park, Queens (New York City)

Forest Park by Jim Henderson

Forest Park is a scenic park in Queens, occupying 538 acres (218 ha). The eastern perimeter is the forested area and home to various species of trees including oak, beech, and hickory. Within the eastern perimeter are several trails passing through the scenic forest and perfect for bicycling, jogging, hiking, or a leisurely stroll through the forest. Horses are available for hire from two private stables and there are about seven miles (11 km) of path for horseback riding. In the western perimeter, there is a 18-hole 110-acre (45 hectares) golf course, band shell, and several sports field.

Overlook at Forest Park, Queens (New York City)

Overlook at Forest Park by Jim Henderson

Location: Jackie Robinson Parkway, Woodhaven Boulevard, and Myrtle Avenue passes through Forest Park.

Website: City of New York Parks & Recreation


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