The Parks

Forest Park

The third largest park in Queens, Forest Park is 543 acres and sits atop a ridge overlooking the southern plains of Jamaica Bay. It offers something for everyone. Stop at the Visitor Center to get a park map, meet a Ranger and find out about upcoming events and programs.

Come listen to a performance at the Seuffert Bandshell, have a picnic or barbecue, or enjoy a spin on the carousel. Take a peaceful walk around Strack Pond or meditate at the Pine Grove. For family fun, bring the kids to one of our seven playgrounds. Sports enthusiasts can get a good workout at the skate park, our 110-acre golf course, or Victory Field — home to handball courts, softball, football and soccer fields, as well as a running track. You and your canine companion can enjoy our dog run. Perfect your serve at our tennis courts. For the adventurous, take a hike through our 165-acre oak forest, which features majestic trees, nine miles of hiking and equestrian trails.

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Highland Park

Highland Park, located on the Brooklyn-Queens border, is 101 acres and features three playgrounds, six ball fields, basketball and handball courts, picnic and volleyball areas, an amphitheater/spray shower, tennis courts, a multipurpose sports field, a community garden and walking trails around the pristine natural areas of the Ridgewood Reservoir.