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Maintain Gantry Plaza State Park


Maintain Gantry Plaza State Park

Clean-up, weed and maintain this local Long Island City State Park with breathtaking views of Manhattan. Bring water, wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and long sleeves are best.

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Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the park's four piers or through the park's manicured gardens and unique mist fountain. Along the way take a moment to admire the rugged beauty of the park's centerpieces - restored gantries. These industrial monuments were once used to load and unload rail car floats and barges; today they are striking reminders of the waterfront's past. With the city skyline as a backdrop and the gantries as a stage, the park's plaza is a wonderful place to enjoy a spring or summer concert or to enjoy the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display. Recreational facilities include basketball courts, playgrounds, handball courts, and a fishing pier with its own cleaning table.