Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
4.5
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A great NYC park for people-watching, this was the site of previous World Fairs and offers visitors bicycle paths, the Queens Wildlife Conservation Center, a carousel, freshwater fishing, indoor ice-skating rink and marina.
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Fred S
184 contributions
Family
This park contains the site of the Worlds Fair, which was before my time. The tennis US Open is held here every year; unfortunately no fans were allowed to attend in 2020, this cost NYC millions of dollars.

There are a lot of fun things to do in the park; I recommend checking the website.
Written September 28, 2020
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Jose On Tour
United States32 contributions
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the Central park of Queens. In my opinion its a little bit more exciting too. The park has the towering remains of the worlds fair. It has a Zoo, Queens Museum, new York Hall of Science, a Carousel, and its a quick walk to a ball game in the Mets at Citifield or if your in town for Tennis at the US Open. What makes it special is the sheer size of this park and how its spread throughout. There are areas of the park I never knew existed as a former Queens resident of 20 years. And around it are neighborhoods full of restaurants that are more convenient to get to then if you were in Manhattan. I'd recommend everyone who's a nature and history lover or if you ever stop by Queens to experience this park.
Written November 5, 2020
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Texas_Traveler71
Paris, TX1,156 contributions
Our family took some time to explore the Queens borough when we were in New York last summer. We walked around the Corona neighborhood, grabbed some Italian ice at the Lemon Ice King, and then made our way over to Flushing Meadows Park. Our teens enjoyed seeing the Unisphere and where the US Open is played. We killed a little time relaxing in the park and then hit the convenient subway stop near the Mets' stadium to head back to Manhattan. It was a fun, memorable afternoon. I would recommend a stroll through Corona and Flushing Meadows if you want your family to see more of New York City that just Midtown. We very much enjoyed it!
Written May 17, 2020
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alexisrachelletx
Nashville, TN1,719 contributions
My brother and I explored Flushing Meadows-Corona Park a bit when were visiting Queens a couple of weeks ago. We were wandering around to the park to see the Unisphere and to visit the Queens Museum. It was winter, so it wasn't probably the best time to visit. But the park was large and probably has a lot more to see than we were able to on this visit. But I really enjoyed checking out the Unisphere and the museum!
Written January 8, 2020
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The Sushi Guy 🍣
Long Island, NY13,668 contributions
Family
We made a quick visit to this wonderful park today. There were beautiful flowers in bloom all over the place. Definitely, an urban oasis.
Written April 22, 2019
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Robert S
Watertown, NY35 contributions
Couples
Everyone is talking about the worlds fair and tennis and whatever. More importantly, THIS IS WHERE THEY SHOT THE ORIGINAL MEN IN BLACK. Driving on the highway and seeing this was such a nostalgic moment. Worth the visit.
Written September 21, 2016
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barry m
New York City, NY165 contributions
Couples
I went for a hike from the pond to Flushing, only to find there is no path through
the park, There were no signs until I got to the closed bridge, and had to walk 1/2 hour to get back where
i started...
Written December 12, 2018
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emilymaehood
Long Island, NY84 contributions
Family
Queens, New York hosts an epic playground, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, for everyone’s unique desires. This 897 acre park is the 4th largest public park in NYC. It was once host to the 1939 & 1964 World’s Fair and Shea Stadium. It currently houses Citifield (home to the Mets), USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center (US Open), New York Hall of Science, Queens Zoo, Queens Museum of Art, Queens Theatre in the Park, and the New York State Pavilion. This is a great place for multiple family adventures! Check out the link in my bio for information on all of the different attractions.
Written August 21, 2018
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David C
Kirklin426 contributions
Family
This site was on my must visit list for my next NYC trip, and here I am! The park is very beautiful with old growth trees and carefully tended flower gardens. Highlight is the Unisphere and it’s fountains, the are fabulous! We also enjoyed the twin towers even though they are in disrepair. Nearby attractions include the Queens Museum, and the N.Y. Hall of Science. Lovely place for a stroll or a picnic!
Written July 21, 2018
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Donald S
Rego Park, NY157 contributions
Couples
I am a local and have been stomping around flushing Meadow Park for 50 years. It is a wonderful place to spend the day, take a walk, entertain the kids, or to just soak up diverse cultural experiences. The park is heavily used and consistently safe when using normally good judgement. The 7 train stops at the north end of the park, and free parking is available in lots on the south, east, and west sides of the park. Citifield is located int he park as is the national tennis center so driving and parking can be more challenging when events are taking place there. The Queens Museum, Science Center, Zoo, and all locates here as sell. All admission fees are failrly reasonable. the Unisphere is in the center of the norther part of the park and is a great place to visit on a hot day when the fountain is on. There are numerous playgrounds that have sprinklers as well to keep the tots refreshed. THere are numerous food carts int he center of the park offering Ecuadorian, Colombian, and American food items that are quite good and reasonably priced. Multiple different ethnic groups will be busily involved in sports and recreational activities that they brought from their countries of origin if you enjoy different cultural experiences. Bike rentals are available near the subway station and bike, peddle carts, and boat rentals are available near the lake. If you are a history buff, download a map of the 1964-65 Worlds Fair and you can find the remains or just identify where the pavilions where. there is lots of evidence to discover. If you are coming by seven train, cuisine maps are available that tell you about the different and amazingly diverse cuisines abailable at the various stops along the way for you fellow foodies out there.
Written August 3, 2016
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