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Forest Park

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Forest Park, Richmond Hill
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  • Jerome C.
    "... track, bandshell, carousel, pond and more."(5 Tips)
    Ina L.
    "Beautiful foliage and a great getaway from the city!"(2 Tips)
    Gajtana S.
    "Live concerts at Bandshell with parking, weather permitting."(2 Tips)
    david ' dj shakez ' t.
    "great bike area, rest stop for 2011 tour de queens"(6 Tips)
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  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksOctober 16, 2013
    Fall Foliage: Walk under a canopy of autumn’s rich palette of towering oaks, and an under-layer of Dogwood, Sassafras, and Cork tree, all part of the largest continuous oak forest in Queens.
    Upvoted Sep 30
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 29, 2011
    At 538 acres, there's hardly an activity you can't do here. The sports complex has a running track, handball court and baseball fields. There is also an 18-hole golf course and nature trails.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusMarch 7, 2012
    While the carousel at Forest Park has been closed since 2008, plans are in the works for its reopening. The Muller Carousel, as it is sometimes known, has been around since 1973. Read more
  • Guest of a Guest
    Over 500 acres of open space, 165 of which are trees. If you're feeling oxygen-deprived and want to watch sunlight filter down through leaves, this park is your best option. Read more
  • Alyssa L.
    Alyssa L.August 8, 2015
    Nice little hidden gem in the Kew gardens area. Make sure to stay on the paths otherwise you stumble upon trash left behind by teenagers (condoms, beer cans, the works...)
  • Danilo L.
    Danilo LeeFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A beautifully landscaped park ideal for morning jog,walking the pooch or simply walking with the one you're with ,and pretty safe too.
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaJuly 28, 2013
    Uncrowded NYC park. Great for walking, biking, and roller blading. Live concerts at Bandshell with parking, weather permitting.
  • Kevin V.
    So glad to see the addition of a dog run on the northwest side of park near forest hill gardens and union turnpike.
  • Nancy P.
    Nancy PortalatínAugust 16, 2014
    Wonderful park. Plenty of tables, but there are table hogs. Come early.
  • Danny
    DannyDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best trail in NYC hands down. I have been running here for over 10 years and have not experienced a better trail in NYC.
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksFebruary 10, 2013
    The best hill for sledding is at Mary Whelan Playground, located at 79th Street and Park Lane South. Read more
  • Jerome C.
    Jerome CartyJuly 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great park with a lake, picnic area, track, bandshell, carousel, pond and more.
  • Julie M.
    Julie MaeJuly 25, 2015
    I honestly think that Forest Park is a beautiful park...just watch out for the common wanted posters. 🙊
  • Kaitlin L.
    Kaitlin LipeMarch 2, 2010
    Right after it snows, when the first warm day happens, talk a walk here. You'll see more activity than almost anyplace in Kew Gardens/Forest Hills, even the LIRR at rush hour!
  • Rique L.
    Rique LoSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Hey everyone!, just heard from a tv news reporter at the park, that there was an attempted sexual assault on a woman tonight around 7:00pm. Please be careful out there people! And stay safe
    Upvoted Oct 4
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiNovember 9, 2015
    Beautiful foliage and a great getaway from the city! Discover the LIRR train tracks there
  • nycHealthy
    nycHealthyAugust 31, 2012
    Are you ready to Make NYC Your Gym and Walk NYC! Enjoy long walks with other NYers on Saturdays from 1pm-3pm. For more information email rsvpwalknyc@parks.nyc.gov.
  • Queens Library
    Queens LibraryAugust 6, 2012
    Tuesday August 7 @ 7-9pm: Join @QueensLibrary & local police @ 109 St. between Myrtle Ave. & Park Lane South for National Night Out Against Crime.
  • Ava L.
    Ava LuJune 8, 2011
    Great place to just take a walk, jog, or just to enjoy the nature!
  • Danny
    DannyDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Trails, running, biking, family and dog walks and awesome natural scenery.
  • New York D.
    New York Dog NannyMarch 19, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Snows defrosting and has become icy, walk on the leaves on the trails
  • Dawn   :o) D.
    Dawn :o) DamnYourNosey!February 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Been coming here since I was a baby. Love this park.
  • Lorena D.
    Lorena DJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This park is so safe, day or night! Just beware of racoons at night :)
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda VinciSeptember 7, 2015
    Take a walk in the fresh snow late at night ❄️
  • david ' dj shakez ' t.
    great bike area, rest stop for 2011 tour de queens
  • Art B.
    Art BrownJuly 9, 2013
    Great park. No car bike lane
  • Beata B.
    Beata BudzilowiczAugust 1, 2012
    Summer carousel opens up live music in shell theatre.
  • Brandon Z.
    Brandon ZwagermanNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best in Autumn, biking and/or hiking.
  • L B.
    L BradyNovember 5, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Favorite local park its huge
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SolorzanoJanuary 29
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this park especially when it snows!
  • Amol S.
    Amol SarvaSeptember 17, 2011
    Time to visit. Horse riding too.
  • Zach R.
    Zach R.May 18, 2012
    Download a PDF map of the park here: Read more
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy nature
  • b c.
    b cNovember 8, 2010
    I heard the park isn't the safest @ nite, esp for a woman...just use common sense.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FalboJanuary 7, 2012
    Go to the carousel...before it suts down.
  • Daniela M.
    Daniela MoralesMay 19, 2010
    Lovveee the park! Go running stop and pet animals and go horse-back riding!
  • Yaser
    YaserSeptember 13, 2010
    On the bike
  • NÜNÜ
    NÜNÜApril 28
    Mismisssssss🌸🌺😃😃😎😎😎😎
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