Home to the oldest and largest pool in the city, this park along the East River also boasts tennis courts, a track, walking trails, basketball courts and multiple playgrounds.
|Venue name:||Astoria Park||Contact:|
|Cross street:||from Astoria Park South to Ditmars Blvd|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q to Astoria Blvd or Astoria–Ditmars Blvd|
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Located a bit north of the Triborough Bridge, Astoria Park is a hilly park that is great for a walk, bike, or run. There is a quarter mile track under the bridge that was redone a few years ago. The park has a playground and some basketball hoops.In the center is the large public swimming pool with accompanying high diving platforms. Unfortunately, the high diving platforms have been closed for years and will never re-open to the public (Boo!). I have heard that they may make that area a performance space. The park hosts music during the summer on the lawn and is a great place to catch 4th of July fireworks the week before 4th of July. In winter, its decent for sled riding. The views of Manhattan and Randalls Island are beautiful year round.
Astoria Park is deff. a great date night :) When the sun starts to set the bridge and Manhattan skyline is soooo ROMANTIC! :D