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Spring is Here! Enjoy It at These Local Parks

April 22, 2021

Finally, the warm weather has arrived here on Roosevelt Island, and we are so ready to enjoy it with hiking, biking and running. Here near our Octagon apartments, there are lots of beautiful parks nearby where you can get a dose of fresh air without going too far from home.

Ready to get in the spring spirit and finally get some vitamin D after months spent on your Octagon couch? Check out these local parks which offer tons of fun outdoor activities, whether you want to get a workout in or just relax in the sunshine.

Lighthouse Park, located at 900 Main St, New York which is a 10 minute walk from your Octagon apartment, is a waterfront park with city views centered around a 50-foot-tall stone lighthouse built in 1872.

When you visit this park, you’re also visiting a piece of history – the lighthouse at Lighthouse Park was designed by the same architect who designed the Smithsonian Institute. It’s a perfect fishing and barbecue destination, making for a relaxing spot right around the corner from your Octagon apartment.

Rainey Park, located at Vernon Blvd, Astoria which is a six minute drive from your Octagon apartment, is a public park featuring a scenic, riverside promenade, plus baseball fields and dog-friendly areas.

The riverside promenade and baseball fields makes Rainey Park a popular spot for picnicking and play, and also a large one – it’s one of the biggest parks in the system. Oaks, London Planes, and Callery Pear trees shade adorn this public greensward that one former Parks commissioner called “one of the prettiest parks in the system.”

Lighthouse Park

900 Main St, New York, NY 10044

(212) 832-4540

Rainey Park

Vernon Blvd, Astoria, NY 11106

(212) 639-9675

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