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Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Hiking

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What are the activities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Flushing Meadows Corona Park?

The Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a public park in the borough of Queens in New York City. It is located in the neighborhood of Corona, adjacent to the neighborhoods of Flushing and Murray Hill. The park was created as the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair and rebuilt afterward, becoming the largest public park in Queens. It is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Flushing Meadows Corona Park covers 897 acres (362 ha) and is the second-largest public park in New York City, after Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. It is about 2 miles (3 km) long from north to south, and 1 mile (1.6 km) wide from east to west. The park is crossed by several major highways, including the Grand Central Parkway, the Van Wyck Expressway, and the Long Island Expressway.

The Flushing Meadows Corona Park was created as the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair and rebuilt afterward, becoming the largest public park in Queens. The fairgrounds were used for the 1964 New York World's Fair, and again for the United States Tennis Open tennis tournament starting in 1978. In addition to its recreational facilities, the park also has cultural attractions, including the Queens Museum of Art and Citi Field, home of the New York Mets baseball team.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
Monday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMTuesday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMWednesday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMThursday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMFriday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMSaturday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMSunday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Coordinates
-73.8406953
40.7400275

What are the coordinates and address of Flushing Meadows Corona Park?

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(718) 760-6565
Between Grand Central Pkwy and, Van Wyck Expy, Queens, NY 11354, USA

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Starting Point

The easiest way to get to the start of the trails at Flushing Meadows Corona Park is to take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point Station.

Why visit Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York is a beautiful park that is worth visiting. The park has a lot of different things to offer visitors, including a playground, a lake, a zoo, and more. The park is also home to the Queens Museum of Art, which is worth visiting if you are interested in art. Additionally, the park is close to other popular tourist destinations in New York City, such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, so it is a great place to visit if you are looking for things to do in the city.

Is Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York a good place for the whole family?

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including playgrounds, sports fields, and gardens. The park also has a number of museums and cultural attractions, which can be fun for adults and kids alike.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York are the Queens Zoo, the New York Hall of Science, and the Queens Botanical Garden. The best thing not to be missed is the Unisphere, a large stainless steel globe that is a remnant of the 1964 World's Fair.

-The Unisphere: A 12-story stainless steel globe that was built for the 1964 World's Fair.

-The Queens Museum of Art: Features exhibits on the history and culture of Queens.

-The New York Hall of Science: Offers hands-on exhibits on science and technology.

-The Queens Zoo: Features animals from around the world.

Where to eat?

1. The Boil: This Cajun seafood spot is located in the back of a liquor store in Flushing.

2. Shanghai Dumpling King: This hole-in-the-wall dumpling spot is located on a busy street near the park.

3. Rickshaw Dumplings: This popular dumpling spot is located in a small food court near the park.

4. Xi'an Famous Foods: This popular Chinese restaurant is located in a small food court near the park.

5. Papaya King: This iconic hot dog spot is located just outside of the park.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What are the opening hours ?

Monday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMTuesday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMWednesday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMThursday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMFriday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMSaturday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PMSunday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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