Skip to main content
A Great Big City

Joseph Austin Playground

Joseph Austin Playground [Google Maps]

Situated next to Thomas A. Edison High School, this jointly-operated playground can be used by the public and the school. Named for Joseph Austin, a longtime area resident and youth sports coach. Stop by the area in June or August and you will see the World's longest footrace taking place, when participants loop around the park and high school to achieve 3,100 miles, which takes at least 46 days to complete!

A large jointly operated playground at 164 Pl. bet. Grand Central Pkwy. Sr. Rd. S. and 84 Ave. in Queens

Founded September 28, 1955 — 64 years ago

Learn More at NYC Parks Department

Help us document the history of Joseph Austin Playground by sharing your photos and memories! Leave a comment below or send us an email with stories about your favorite neighborhood park or secret features that most people may not know!

↩ View all parks   View a random park   Report an error ℹ

Comments

Your email address will remain private, but will be used to display your Gravatar icon if available.
Plain text and emojis may be used but there is a limit of 150 words.