NATURE & PURPOSE OF SERVICE SITE:
A mix of natural treasures and man-made prizes, Forest Park is 500+ acres of options for visitors. Park goers interested in exploring Forest Park’s natural settings firsthand often travel to its eastern portion, with its hiking trails and bridle paths. Horses can be hired from a private stable in order to cover more ground from a higher perspective. Heading west, Forest Park transforms into an athlete’s playground. Softball, baseball, tennis, bocce, handball, and golf are a few of your options when you wander through this portion of the park. The 110-acre, par 67 golf course was modeled after Scottish links and maintains its reputation as one of the City’s most challenging golf courses. Music fans know that the western portion of Forest Park includes non-sports-related highlights as well. The George Seuffert, Sr. Bandshell, which can accommodate 2,800 people, hosts free concerts throughout the warm season.
USD volunteers will assist with a huge leaves removal project and providing general cleanup. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers should wear long pants/work clothes.
LOCATION (round-trip transportation provided from the Queens Campus):
Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue at Buddy Monument
USD volunteers will meet at St. Thomas More Church on the Queens Campus at 9:00am, and will return to campus by 2:30pm. Transportation will be provided to/from Forest Park on the Brooklyn/Queens border.