Queens Parks Guide: Playground for All Children

Tucked away on a side street in Corona is one of the biggest playgrounds in Queens. The Playground for All Children is just that: a playground with something to entertain kids of all ages, from playhouses, sprinklers, slides, swings, even basketball courts. If you haven’t been there yet, you should definitely put it on your to do list this summer.

Located just around the corner from the Queens Zoo and a gated part of Flushing Meadows Park, the playground first opened in 1997, designed so kids with and without disabilities could play together, making it one of the few of its kind in the country.

All sections of the playground are wheelchair accessible, with ramps and paths leading around the huge space. The playground equipment is bright and colorful, and there is plenty of shade to rest in on hot days, thanks to the many large trees that surround it.The playground also offers all children free breakfast and lunch.

If you think you know all about playgrounds, this one will surprise you. To see this playground is to believe it. It’s open April through November, from 10:00am – 6:00pm. For more information, click here. An important note: the park is sometimes booked for private functions, and is closed to the public during these functions, although they all end by 1pm.

The Playground for All Children is located at 111th Street and Corona Avenue.

 

Jesseca Stenson

 

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