The next stop is … Flushing Meadows Corona Park?
The New York City Parks Department took a page out of the MTA’s book last week by revealing a subway-style map of some of the city’s greatest green spaces.
Taking after the familiar NYC subway map, the Parks Department’s re-imagined portrayal mirrors each of the MTA’s 27 subway lines — plus the Staten Island Railway. Instead of station names, however, each stop is named for a neighborhood park.
In Queens, straphangers can “board” at Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Mets-Willets Point on the No. 7) and take the train to Frank D. O'Connor Playground (74th Street-Broadway). Once there, transfer is available to the Vietnam Veterans Triangle (Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue).
Other Queens parks that make an appearance on the map include Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Astoria Park in Astoria and Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway.
A high-resolution image of the map can be viewed here. For poster lovers, a full-size limited edition print version of the map can be purchased at the NYC Parks Pop-Up Holiday Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market until Dec. 24.