33 Rd to 35 Av, Little Neck Blvd
Queens, NY 11361
Park: Horse, Picnic, Walk
This park has picnic grounds, winding walks, an enlarged lake for wintertime skating, and thousands of trees. The following are just some of the species found in the park:
Northern catalpa (Catalpa seciosa)
American elm (Ulmus americana)
Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Red oak (Quercus rubra)
Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergiana)
London planetree (Platanus x acerifolia)
Weeping willow (Salix alba ‘Tristis’).
Since 1936, fields of saplings have grown into a veritable forest, and Parks has added a playground, a dozen tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and a field house. In addition, visitors can also take in the splendid views of Little Neck Bay from either of the hexagonal gazebos that stand on the bluff.
Golden Park and Crocheron Park provide the neighborhood with a large area for recreation.
The park is named for the Crocheron family, who lived on the edge of Little Neck Bay for centuries. The first family member to live in the area was John Crocheron, a farmer whose will dates from 1695. His long line of distinguished descendents include: Henry Crocheron, a Congressman from 1815 to 1817; Jacob Crocheron, a Congressman from 1829 to 1831; Nicholas Crocheron, a member of the 1854 State Assembly; and Joe Crocheron, a horse racer and gambler who was as renowned as Cornelius Vanderbilt and August Belmont.