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A Look At The New Willow Lake Entrance

As mentioned in a previous post, work is progressing on the pedestrian bridge that will allow you to walk from Forest Hills, over the Grand Central Parkway, to Willow Lake, a wildlife preserve that is is in the process of being restored at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

It looks like they are doing a very nice job of restoring this walkway.

Here is a photo of the entrance to the new walkway off of the Grand Central Parkway service Road, near 72nd Road:

Here is a closer view of the bridge itself, through the gate:

And finally, here is a short video of the entrance to the bridge off of the Grand Central Parkway service road near 72nd Road to give you a better feel for how it all looks:

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  1. August 8, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    I’ve noticed this … and yes, it looks great and damn near completion. Any idea when it will be open to cross? So frustrating being so close to that park and not having a convenient way to get there.

  2. Anonymous
    August 9, 2010 at 7:45 AM

    Marc,

    Here’s a link to an article that discusses Willow Lake.
    http://www.queenstribune.com/deadline/Deadline_061710_WillowsLake.html

  3. rob
    June 6, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Hi
    Any update on this park opening to the public?
    Thanks!

  4. Drake
    June 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Rob, the latest news I found is in this very good article: http://foresthills.patch.com/articles/willow-lake-preserve-on-comeback-trail

    Looks like they are gently letting the Willow Lake are rehabilitate before they decide on general public access, so it could be a while yet. They probably shouldn’t have put those gates up so soon to whet the appetite of the public! But they are nice gates.

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