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Juniper Valley Park

About

One of Queens’s most beloved parks, Juniper Valley Park is an integral part of its Middle Village neighborhood. Locals come to spend time with old friends and neighbors while groups gather to take full advantage of the tennis, handball, and basketball courts. A shuffleboard court is much beloved by the area's older members, and the bocce courts are always busy, a legacy of the neighborhood's active Italian community.

Juniper Valley Park is rich in natural, historical, and recreational resources. The park takes its name from the Juniper Valley Swamp, which covered an area of about 100 acres from Caldwell Avenue south to Juniper Valley Road. The swamp and surrounding area were blanketed by a thick forest of Juniper and White Cedar trees.