Forest Park 

Myrtle Ave., Union Tpke., Park Lane South


538 acres

This park was originally proposed by the City of Brooklyn, which acquired the land for "Brooklyn Forest" in 1892. The park was transferred to the City of New York when Brooklyn and Queens joined the metropolis in 1898. More than 400 acres of this 538-acre park are wooded.


golf, model airplane field, track and field, baseball, playgrounds, nature trails (3.75 mi), horseback riding, barbequeing, tennis, bird watching, cross-country running track, handball, horseshoe pitches, running track (400 m)

Attractions: Carousel

Dixie Dew Stables, 88-11 70th Road, (718) 263-3500

Forest Park Golf Course, Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard, (718) 296-0999

Lynn's Riding School, 88-03 70th Road, (718) 261-7679

Seuffert Bandshell, near Woodhaven Boulevard

Victory Field (track and field facility), Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven BoulevardFor more information:NYC Parks Dept., (800) 201-PARK (7275)

Information from NYC Parks Department web site

Rhodotypos scandens (jetbead) has become invasive here. A few winged euonymus here. Also here is Viburnum plicatum. 

Source:  Guy Tudor.  Now You See It, Now You Don't: A selected list of New York and New Jersey wildflowers and flowerings shrubs not covered in the standard regional guides. The Linnaean News Letter. Volume 59, Number 3, May 2005.