Gantry Plaza State Park at Queens West is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts beautiful piers, manicured gardens, a children's playground, a unique mist fountain and spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline. The Park's famed gantries were once used to load and unload rail car floats and barges; today they are striking reminders of Queens West's industrial past.
The Park's recreational facilities include basketball courts, playgrounds, handball courts, and a fishing pier with its own cleaning table. For information on permits and upcoming events click here or call (718) 786-6385
Images courtesy of the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation