Parks

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This page takes a broad definition of parks, listing traditional public parks and spaces that enable public access. This "public" access distinction is needed in Jackson Heights as many of the residential co-op buildings have private gardens, accessible only to building residents. These are sometimes referred to as parks. Summaries of park features are presented below, with individual park pages a click away.

Public Parks[edit]

Bulova Park now known as Moser Park

The park contains swings, sitting areas, several full basketball courts, handball courts, a boccie court, and play equipment. The park’s most outstanding facility is the handicap accessible softball field. The field, which is the only one of its kind in Queens, features wider bases and base paths modified for wheelchair access. 

Corona Plaza - Roosevelt Ave. between National St. and 104 Street

   Features: * Volleyball Courts

Diversity Plaza

This unique public space on 37th Road between 73th and 74th Streets was created in 2012 as the consequence of a traffic reorientation. A design has been selected for its development with construction expected to begin in the summer of 2017.

Fisher Pool - 32 Ave. Bet. 99 St. And 100 St.

   Features: Swimming at Fisher Pool (Summer)
   Bathrooms
   Outdoor Pools

Frank D. O'Connor Playground - Broadway and Woodside Ave. Bet. 77 St. And 79 St.

   Basketball Courts
   Bathrooms
   Eateries
   Fitness Equipment
   Handball Courts
   Playgrounds
   Spray Showers

Gorman Playground - 30 Ave., 25 Ave. Bet. 84 St. And 85 St.

   Basketball Courts
   Bathrooms
   Eateries
   Fitness Equipment
   Handball Courts
   Playgrounds
   Spray Showers

Hart Playground

LaGuardia Landing Lights Park - 25 Ave. Bet. 78 St. And 79 St.

   Viewing Benches (bring ear plugs for when the planes are landing)

Junction Playground

Moore Homestead Playground - Broadway., 82 St., 45 Ave.

   Basketball Courts
   Bathrooms
   Eateries
   Fitness Equipment
   Handball Courts
   Playgrounds
   Spray Showers

Moser Park (formerly Bulova Park)

The park contains swings, sitting areas, several full basketball courts, handball courts, a boccie court, and play equipment. The park’s most outstanding facility is the handicap accessible softball field. The field, which is the only one of its kind in Queens, features wider bases and base paths modified for wheelchair access. 

Northern Playground - Northern Boulevard between 93rd and 94th streets.

One Room Schoolhouse Park

St. Michael's Playground - 30 Ave. To 31 Ave. and Boody St., BQE

   Baseball Fields
   Eateries
   Fitness Equipment
   Handball Courts
   Playgrounds

Travers Park - 34 Ave. Bet. 77 St. And 78 St.

   Basketball Courts
   Eateries
   Fitness Equipment
   Handball Courts
   Playgrounds
   Spray Showers
   Tennis Courts

Private Parks and Gardens[edit]

One of the more unique aspects of Jackson Heights is the existence of private parks or gardens that exist mid-block around its residential buildings. Access to these parks is limited to building residents. However in mid-June the JHBG sponsors viewing opportunities.


Parks Summary[edit]

Park name Address Features
Bulova Park also known as Moser Park 25th Avenue and 76th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11370 The park contains swings, sitting areas, several full basketball courts, handball courts, a boccie court, and play equipment. The park’s most outstanding facility is the handicap accessible softball field. The field, which is the only one of its kind in Queens, features wider bases and base paths modified for wheelchair access.
Corona Plaza 40-04 National St, Corona, NY 11368 Features: * Volleyball Courts
Diversity Plaza 37th Road between 73th and 74th Streets This unique public space on 37th Road between 73th and 74th Streets was created in 2012 as the consequence of a traffic reorientation. A design has been selected for its development with construction expected to begin in the summer of 2017.
Fisher Pool 32 Ave. Bet. 99 St. And 100 St. Features: Swimming at Fisher Pool (Summer) Bathrooms Outdoor Pools
Frank D. O'Connor Playground Broadway and Woodside Ave. Bet. 77 St. And 79 St. Basketball CourtsBathroomsEateriesFitness EquipmentHandball Courts Playgrounds Spray Showers
Gorman Playground 30 Ave., 25 Ave. Bet. 84 St. And 85 St. Basketball CourtsBathroomsEateriesFitness Equipment Handball Courts Playgrounds Spray Showers
LaGuardia Landing Lights Park 25 Ave. Bet. 78 St. And 79 St. Features: Spectacular view of Planes landing at LGA, Viewing Benches (bring ear plugs for when the planes are landing)
Moore Homestead Playground Broadway., 82 St., 45 Ave. Features: Basketball Courts Bathrooms Eateries Fitness Equipment Handball Court Playgrounds Spray Showers
Moser Park 25th Avenue and 76th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11370 Features: The park contains swings, sitting areas, several full basketball courts, handball courts, a boccie court, and play equipment. The park’s most outstanding facility is the handicap accessible softball field. The field, which is the only one of its kind in Queens, features wider bases and base paths modified for wheelchair access.
Northern Playground Northern Boulevard between 93rd and 94th streets. Features: * Volleyball Courts
St. Michael's Playground 30 Ave. To 31 Ave. and Boody St., BQE Features: Baseball Fields Eateries Fitness Equipment Handball Courts Playgrounds
Travers Park 34 Ave. Bet. 77 St. And 78 St. Features:Basketball Courts Eateries Fitness Equipment Handball Courts Playgrounds Spray Showers Tennis Courts