Forest Park


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Park Overview:

A large urban park with two sides, one for sport and one for nature.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Bridle path
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:5 miles
Park Acreage:543 acres
New York City/Queens/NY
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

The western portion of the park has a golf course and recreational facilities. The eastern half is in a natural state with century-old trees.

Trails Overview:

The eastern portion of the park is traversed by several marked hiking trails. The Orange Trail [2.4 miles] loops around the entire eastern section. There is a 1.7 mile loop marked blue, and a yellow-marked trail that is one mile in length. Forest Park Drive, part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, is closed to traffic in the eastern part of the park. All the marked trails begin at the drive. There are private riding stables nearby and some paths are open to riding.


By car, the park can be reached by taking the Jackie Robinson Parkway to the Forest Park Drive exit. Several city buses have stops in the area.

Contact Information:New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Region:New York City