Join Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy (FMCPC) on its mission for park preservation and help us restore this vast and unique park, the fourth largest in all five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest park in Queens, nestled between several of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country – Flushing, Corona, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills. At 898 acres, Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) is forty acres larger than Manhattan's Central Park.
The park can satisfy your need for an outing any day of the year. In addition to miles of paths and nature trails, two lakes, and seven playgrounds; FMCP offers museums, sports, history, a zoo, and more to check out. Some of the biggest draws are the Major League Baseball Mets at Citi Field and world-class tennis at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s U.S. Open. Iconic images from the park include approximately forty remaining sites, structures, and monuments from the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs. Perhaps the most famous of these are the New York State Pavilion and the Unisphere, which is a global symbol known to represent the borough.
The World's Fair was held in FMCP twice: in 1939-40 and again in 1964-65. The New York State Pavilion’s Observatory Towers from the 1964-65 World's Fair, were featured in the blockbuster movie Men in Black. Although they are not currently open to the public – being in the early stages of restoration and still in need of funding for completion – they still dominate the area's skyline. In addition to the Unisphere, other facilities from the Fairs include the former New York City Pavilion (now the Queens Museum) and the New York Hall of Science, which was the last building constructed for the 1964-65 Fair and intended to be permanent.
With your help, we can preserve and expand FMCP's educational, environmental, and recreational benefits; contribute to improvements to the park’s over-all development; and address issues and concerns about the park. Learn how you can help!