NYC Parks

Astoria Park

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Astoria, Astoria
  • The sunsets at Astoria Park is a can't miss
  • Josh P.
    "Amazing view of Manhattan right next to the East River"(7 Tips)
    Nicolle D.
    "east river is not a river"(6 Tips)
    Matthew D.
    "The best thing here, I think, is the view of the Hell Gate Bridge."(3 Tips)
    Gabriel C.
    "A great place to run and have the RFK bridge as your background."(2 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 6, 2012
    Just across the river is this beautiful oasis that is never overrun with people! Enjoy running (there also a track), biking, tennis, a play or a relaxing picnic. They also have free WiFi!
  • Guest of a Guest
    First time visitors to Astoria Park are in for a treat. Visitors can enjoy scenic views of the Midtown skyline. Consider packing your brunch to-go and taking it here for a picnic. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJuly 11, 2013
    This park is popular for its team sports leagues but the park also includes a skate park, a track, a handful of bocce and tennis courts, and New York’s oldest public swimming pool. Read more
  • Katie R.
    Katie RApril 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I love the beauty and expansiveness of this park. It saddens me to see garbage on the ground, so I try to pick up a few pieces here and there each time I visit. I'd love to see others do the same!
  • Danny G.
    Danny GarciaJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For god's sake, be careful if you're biking on the paths. Beautiful park, but the paths are almost always strewn with little twigs and branches; you WILL blow out if you're not careful and watching yo
  • A5ma_
    A5ma_August 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the view of the sunset. Love how they've kept the children's park maintained. One of the good parks in NYC.
  • Hillol D.
    Hillol DebnathJuly 4, 2012
    Nice green place, you can have a breath of fresh air and have a nice view of the setting sun over the manhattan. Sometimes, there are free open air concerts.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyJuly 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a blanket and lay out on the big lawn, or pack a bathing suit and combination lock and hit the pool. Squirrels abound.
  • Katlyn T.
    Katlyn TuffOctober 30, 2011
    Order Chinese take-out or pack up your own picnic. Great place to just relax, catch some rays, or just throw the football around. ***Perfect for cuddle session with your lovey!
  • Gina K.
    Gina KruzicJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    This park has everything. Wifi, plenty of benches, historical significance, waterfront views, a pool, playgrounds, picnic space, skatepark, tennis courts, and a track.
  • New York Post
    New York PostApril 23, 2015
    The public pool in Astoria Park is not only the city’s oldest (built in 1936), but it also hosted the Olympic diving trials in 1936 and 1964. Read more
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel ChungApril 14, 2016
    A great place to run and have the RFK bridge as your background. Also come here to watch fireworks.
  • Will S.
    Will SchollDecember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a trip around the track, check out the skaters, and walk north for great waterfront photo ops.
  • Simone B
    Simone BJuly 8, 2012
    Spacious park that overlooking Manhattan. There's a track to run, pool, plenty of benches, tennis courts, basketball courts. Basically everything you need.
  • Marybeth R.
    Marybeth RoxxsAugust 12, 2011
    One of the most romantic spots to bring anyone - after dark sitting next to the River listening to the waves with the view of the NYC skyline is priceless :)
  • Mashable
    MashableOctober 13, 2011
    This is one of several parks that AT&T and the city are bringing free wi-fi to. Enjoy with quite the view of Manhattan! Read more
  • City Parks Foundation
    City Parks FoundationFebruary 9, 2012
    City Parks Foundation brings free activity programs to Astoria Park with Tennis and Track & Field for kids and wellness activities for senior citizens. Check out our website for more information! Read more
  • Brendan B.
    Brendan BenjaminApril 17, 2016
    Beautiful view of Manhattan. The park hosts summer concerts and outside movies. Great Park to go for a jog.
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJuly 26, 2012
    Astoria Park's mammoth public pool hosted the swimming and diving trials for the U.S. Olympic Teams in 1936 and 1964. Read more
  • Emily A.
    Emily AsaroMay 14, 2016
    The track and workout equipment are a great way to get a free workout in with a beautiful view of the river.
  • Val P.
    Val PankovJuly 19, 2011
    I wish cops were coming around more often and give tickets to all aholes trashing our beautiful park in the summer. How else can you teach these animals?
  • Julio I.
    Julio IbarraMay 17, 2013
    When in Queens you can't leave without eating the best Greek food and seeing Astoria Prak.
  • Shinal
    ShinalSeptember 16, 2014
    Beautiful place to start/end your run, or rest when you need to catch your breath.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LowryMay 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    56 acres along East River were acquired to create William Jay Gaynor Park (after the city's mayor from 1909 to 1913). However it was quickly renamed Astoria Park in December 1913.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MeehanJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the city's most beautiful parks, Astoria Park is situated between the Triboro and Hellgate Bridges.
  • Queens Library
    Queens LibraryAugust 6, 2012
    Tuesday August 7 @ 5-8pm: Join in solidarity with @QueensLibrary & NYPD for National Night Out Against Crime @ the Great Lawn (between Hell Gate & RFK Bridges) as we voice our intolerance of crime.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorDecember 11, 2016
    They have. Super cute and little subtle tree at the park come check it out.
  • William L.
    William LawlerApril 30, 2012
    I use to live about 6-7 blocks away from hear for about 3 years. I went swimming there always and sat in the park watching what was going on in there when I was just hanging out sitting in the grass.
  • Thalia G.
    Love this Park. Is perfect for running, play, chill.
  • Louie C.
    Louie CaleMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this park, less crowded and you got a great view of NYC skyline.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornJune 7, 2015
    Very nice bridge view can get really windy and sunny
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksFebruary 10, 2013
    The lawn near 19th Street is one of the most popular sledding locations in the city. Read more
  • Peter S.
    Peter SobieskiAugust 7, 2010
    Bring beers, but keep it in Solo cups. Don't be an obvious asshole and you'll never get a summons. Find the tall guy with the 1980's boombox (me) and have a drink. Enjoy the summer. Peace!
  • New York D.
    New York Dog NannyFebruary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Before 9am and after 9pm dogs can play off leash. Normally there's a group that meets closer to ditmars
  • Nicolle D.
    Nicolle D'OnofrioAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The east river is not a river, but a tidal straight, which explains why the river flow shifts throughout the day
  • nycHealthy
    nycHealthyAugust 31, 2012
    Are you ready to Make NYC Your Gym and Walk NYC! Enjoy long walks with other NYers on Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. For more information email
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DuffinaAugust 7, 2011
    The best thing here, I think, is the view of the Hell Gate Bridge. Always a welcoming cool breeze here. Read more
  • Dolly F.
    Dolly FernandezOctober 12, 2013
    What a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
  • Jared S.
    Jared SakNovember 2, 2011
    Free wifi, great views of UES, and open greenery are always nice.
  • Kira M.
    Kira MaixnerMarch 20, 2015
    Great view of the Manhattan skyline. Rent a canoe and get on the water! Read more
  • Lizette F.
    Lizette F. CarlosDecember 30, 2014
    Scenic views are better at night 😍😍😍
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing view of the city skyline. Perfect for long summer days.
  • Mario T.
    Mario TangAugust 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Bike lanes swimmig pool by the east river overlooking Manhattan...nice
  • Nick V.
    Nick VelizAugust 9, 2015
    My kind of park not to big not to small but great and peaceful.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Free WiFi by att and great pla e to run and skate with views.
  • Neal E.
    Neal ElbaumDecember 10, 2014
    The view of Manhattan from Astoria Park
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew G.March 17, 2010
    Sit on the benches in the southern part of the park and enjoy the amazing view of New York City.
  • Linda J.
    Linda JimenezDecember 24, 2015
    The view is spectacular. Great park for walking.
  • Abby O.
    Abby OlsonDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    my favorite spot in astoria
  • Aimée D.
    Aimée DoddsOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great park!!! Huge lawn for tanning in the summer.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DeMartinoJune 27, 2015
    Beautiful,very relaxing place!
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJanuary 27, 2012
    Stroll the East River waterfront overlooking Roosevelt Island and the awesome Manhattan skyline.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HealyDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's the place to be all summer.
  • David S.
    I layout with my Portuguese gal
  • Jorge M.
    Jorge MoralesAugust 7, 2010
    After the kids park n before the bridge on the big patch of green where people picnic. There's always hot white girls tanning...
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksMarch 5, 2012
    Go to the track and ball fields to connect to free Wi-Fi.
  • Hazal S.
    Hazal SarJuly 5, 2012
    Wiev of beautiful Manhattan :)
  • Joan G.
    Joan GilbertOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Before 9am dogs are free to be off leash. My pup enjoys taking advantage of this.
  • Sandro M.
    Sandro MorandinJuly 12, 2015
    Amazing place!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GuevaraJune 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the carnival from June 27 to the 30th! 2013.
  • Ann-Marie N.
    Ann-Marie NievesJune 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Two really cute pugs frequent this spot, but they get hot easily
  • John K.
    John KoutsoudisJanuary 8, 2013
    Nice to go in the spring
  • David M.
    David MilbergOctober 7, 2016
    Great view of Manhattan from here!
  • Richard L.
    Richard LowryMay 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    1943 Shot of Astoria Park from Triborough Bridge
  • Josh P.
    Josh PenaFebruary 1, 2011
    Amazing view of Manhattan right next to the East River
  • Marc G.
    Marc GAugust 22, 2015
    Get a different view of Manhattan.
  • Sahury G.
    Sahury GonzalezJune 28, 2013
    there is a awesome carnival going on untill sunday midnight <3 whoooooo !
  • Alan C.
    Alan CordovaMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Rainey -> Socrates -> Goodwill -> Astoria -> Demarco makes for a nice 2 mile run along the East River.
  • Felix G.
    Felix GAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Do train conductors purposely toot the horn or is it just me? Nothing beats stopping by Mister Softer after sun bathing! :)
  • Di M.
    Di MonterrosaJuly 27, 2016
    The biggest pool in NYC !
  • Juan S.
    Juan SotoSeptember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best park in NYC
  • Angela F.
    Angela FettersOctober 25, 2014
    Great view of the city.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SakalisMay 4, 2011
    One of the highlights of Astoria living.
  • Andres T.
    Andres TorresOctober 10, 2015
    The view is amazing
  • Peter V.
    Peter VidevAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for exercising and running...
  • Noel
    NoelOctober 7, 2010
    my memory lane, i will always love you jason paul durrant. Thank u 4 the fond memories!
  • Bilash
    BilashAugust 25, 2010
    One of the best parks around the NYC
  • Christina R.
    Christina RapestoMay 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this park!!! Always popping :)
  • Cedrick P.
    Cedrick PassJanuary 24, 2012
    Dope view of the city
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥March 10, 2014
    View of Manhattan
  • Kate Ruby K.
    Kate Ruby KlenfnerDecember 12, 2015
    Beautiful views!
  • Pocohantus
    Good track
  • Fazil H.
    Fazil HarroonMay 25, 2016
    It's a beautiful park!
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly ReyesDecember 6, 2013
    Beautiful view
  • Paola S.
    Paola SaninNovember 7, 2011
    Free Wi-Fi, Yoohoo.
  • Alex R.
    watch the sunset
  • Val P.
    Val PucilowskiFebruary 25
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk under the Hell Gate!
  • Gina K.
    Gina KruzicMay 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit on a bench and read a book
  • coleen c.
    coleen c.April 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    It's April and they're planting trees. Getting a huge whiff of fertilizer :/
  • Felix G.
    Felix GAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Softee*! horrible typo, thanks iPhone!
  • NYC Smoke-Free
    NYC Smoke-FreeMay 18, 2011
    As of 5/23/2011, Astoria Park, along with all other NYC parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas, is smoke-free! Learn more at
  • Chauncey
    ChaunceyApril 22, 2010
    Hey Vince, where you at? I'm thirsty!
  • Chiho K.
    Chiho KunoJune 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • Monica M.
    Monica MarchNovember 26, 2015
    Num bairro bem residencial, tem uma vista maravilhosa de Manhattan desde o Queens. Vale visitar e caminhar pelo passeio que beira o rio.
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