The Park

As New York City evolves, so does Marine Park. The park’s land was once inhabited by Native Americans, then colonized by Europeans, and today people whose ancestry is from all over the world come here for recreation. When the park was established in the 1930’s American football and baseball were the main games played. Now recognized as a regional flagship park, more sports have been added from cricket and soccer to basketball and pickleball.

Also a great place to relax, on any fair-weather weekend you might find a man on a bench embroidering traditional Central American designs, a musician playing his Chinese erhu on a bench, Tai Chi practitioners at sunrise, photographers catching early morning light on the nature trails, or students kayaking the creek to study storm resiliency. The expansive landscape gives solace for thoughtful prayers and meditation of any kind.