Parks & Playgrounds

Elmhurst Park
Southwest corner of Elmhurst

  • Located on Grand Ave, 57th Ave between 74th St and 80th St
  • Features jogging paths, exercise machines, playground, seating, art, safety lighting, and 600+ trees
  • Energy themed playground is designed for toddlers and young children
    Previously the location of 2 KeySpan Newtown gas holders, the theme stays in line with the site’s history
  • Sustainable practice: underground water retention system to reduce the amount of storm water flowing into the sewer pipes on the street
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Q47, Q58, Q59 buses

Crowley Playground
Southwest corner of Elmhurst

  • Located off the Long Island Expressway (I495) on 57th Ave between 82nd St and 84th St
  • Features basketball and handball courts, playground, and showers
  • Named after New York City Council Member Walter H. Crowley whose politics represented truth and will.
  • Q47 bus

Hoffman Park
Southeast end of Elmhurst

  • Located on Hoffman Dr between 58th Ave and Woodhaven Blvd
  • Features basketball and handball courts, playground, and showers
  • The park commemorates John Thompson Hoffman (1828-88), a career politician who served as both Mayor of New York City (1866-68) and Governor of New York State (1869-73)
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • M, R subway (Woodhaven Blvd)
  • Q29, Q53, Q59, Q60 buses on the other side of Queens Blvd
  • Q11, Q21, Q29, Q38 buses on the other side of the Long Island Expressway (I495)

Newtown Playground
Behind Queens Center Mall

  • Located on the corner of 56th Ave and 92nd St
  • Kid-friendly
  • Features basketball courts, playground, and showes
  • Q29 bus
  • M, R subway (Woodhaven Blvd)

Veteran’s Grove
Northeast end of Elmhurst

  • Located on Whitney Ave, 43rd Ave, between Judge St and Ketcham St
  • Dog-friendly
  • Features playground
  • This park is dedicated to the memory of fallen soldiers from Elmhurst who served during World War I

Moore Homestead Playground
Central Elmhurst

  • Located on Broadway and 45th Ave
  • Features basketball and handball courts, fitness equipment, playground, showers, and eateries
  • Commemorates the location of Clement Clark Moore’s Homestead, a native best known for his published work in children’s poetry and later newspapers, magazines, and illustrated editions. Famously known for “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
  • M, R subway (Elmhurst Ave)

Frank D. O’Connor Playground
Northwest end of Elmhurst

  • Located on Broadway and Woodside Ave between 77th St and 79th St
  • Features basketball and handball courts, fitness equipment, playground, showers, and eateries
  • Dedicated to Frank D. O’Connor, a man who led an extraordinary public life
  • Q53 bus
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