Welcome to Sunnyside Gardens Park


Sunnyside Gardens Park is a three and a half acre park situated in historic Sunnyside Gardens, New York. Created in 1926 and operated solely by the community and its members, the park remains a place where people of all ages and backgrounds meet, play, socialize, and generate what is most important in any neighborhood: a sense of community.


The Park offers expansive grounds and facilities, which include a grass playing field, running track, clay tennis courts, basketball courts, swing and sand play areas for small children, wading pool, and one of the last remaining picnic groves left in New York City. The park is used for a variety of sports programs for children including T-ball, soccer, basketball, tennis and others.  There are several fun and cultural events throughout the year that are open to the community at-large.

Park membership is open to anyone living within the Sunnyside Gardens zones.  Click on the Zone Map for more information.  For more information on joining the Park, click on Contact or call the Park Director at (718) 672-1555.

Park hours are 10:00am to Sunset


Letter from The President

My Fellow Park Members:

I woke up this morning (Sunday! I'm here on office hours) and I smelled that first breath of Spring.  As the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, "Nothing is so beautiful as Spring."  In that same poem, Hopkins later asked "what is all this juice and all this joy?!"  Well, it turns out the "juice" that gives you that first breath of spring is a heady mix of geosmin with a touch of butyric acid, and a few other chemicals. So sniff away!  Nature is moving.  And we are returning to joy and life.

Speaking of renewed life!  

If the uppers (the sand box) are looking a little sad right now, fear not! 

The new playground equipment is on its way!  And boy will you be happy when you see it.  Tonia Nelson and Natalie O'Sullivan have worked their tushies off to make sure you have the most awesomest and safest playground for our little treasures.  I've seen the plans (and helped approve them) and I can tell you that they're gorgeous.  This little playground will have toddlers all the way from the Bronx climbing the fence to get in and play.   

Renewal is HERE.  You still have a chance, EIGHT DAYS, to work off those hours - and many of those hours are posted right there in the Box Garden.  Check it out!  And then, if you don't have time to work off the hours - pay your bills.  

Volunteers! We still need a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, someone to help schedule, recruit, and cajole volunteers.  (And you can tell your friends about the cherry assignments!)

Office Hours! I'll be working Sunday mornings for the time being.  Come see me Sundays from 10:30AM-1:30PM!  And I'm always available by email: jeremy.kareken@gmail.com





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