The last time our family saw Andrews Grove park in Long Island City it had been freshly devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The large walnut trees that lined the back of the park had fallen down, turning the jungle gyms into piles of twisted metal.
But, now nearly three years later, Andrews Grove is back and a real gem in an area with a bunch of really nice parks.
The park is not very big or flashy so it remains pretty quiet which is really nice on a lazy mid-morning park excursion. The jungle gyms are rebuilt to resemble tree houses, which fit in great with the row of new trees that are growing behind them. My favorite part of the park, though, is the water feature. While just three upright sprayers, they are shaped like logs with giant squirrels perched on top of them. It’s a small thing but gives the park character.
Shade – Lots of trees around the edges
Water feature – Yes
Bathrooms – No
Sand – No
Grass – No