Astoria Park in Astoria Queens, NY

Astoria Park

Astoria Park is a favorite place in Queens NY.

It's a 59.96-acre public park in the heart of New York City, situated on the eastern shoreline between Ditmars Boulevard and Hoyt.

Astoria Park is a quiet and serene place to spend an afternoon.

The playgrounds provide fun for children while there's also plenty of space available in order play some soccer or basketball.

Skaters can enjoy the skate park, bocce players have their own court.

The land that makes up Astoria Park was originally planned by an engineer from 1905, but it wasn't until 1913 when they finally acquired enough property to make their vision come true and open this immense green space for public use.

The park itself opened its gates to public use on December 17th with formal naming ceremonies two months later after it had been christened by representatives from neighboring neighborhoods that would come here regularly as residents or visitors alike seemingly overnight due mainly because this beautiful green space became their backyard away from city life.

In the 1980s and 2000s, Astoria Park was extensively renovated. In 2007 it received landmark status from New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission for being a historical site in NYC.

The original inhabitants of Pot Cove were the Native Americans. They used this land to cultivate maize and fish in order for survival, but now it's only accessible through a small cove on our southwestern corner.

From the 17th to 19th centuries, this land had many owners. The wealthy businessman Edwin Hoyt developed his estate with mansions for himself and other high-society families in mind

The Woolsey Estate is another good example.

$30 million in 2016 was allocated for Astoria Park's renovations. The first phase of this three-part project began in 2018 and will be completed by 2020 to provide an improved recreational facility that is more than just your average neighborhood park.

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