The Unisphere, built as the Theme Symbol for the 1964/1965 World's Fair, is the main sculptural feature of the Park. It stands on the same site occupied by the Perisphere during the 1939/1940 World's Fair.
The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament takes place in Flushing Meadows Park; its center court is Arthur Ashe Stadium and its secondary stadium court is Louis Armstrong Stadium. Rental boats are available for rowing on the park's two lakes, Meadow and Willow, which feed into the Flushing River and thence Long Island Sound.
The park is also the home of Queens Theater in the Park, the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Museum of Art, "Terrace on the Park" (a banquet and catering facility), an indoor ice skating rink and many other recreational playing fields and playgrounds.
The New York State Pavilion, constructed as the state's exhibit hall for the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair, is also a feature of the Park. However, no reuse was found the building after the Fair and the structed sits derelict and decaying, a stark contrast to the well-maintained Park.