About Us

Established in 1976, SQPA’s mission is to coordinate and provide comprehensive programs for children, youth, adults, families and seniors residing in Southern Queens.  SQPA finds innovative ways to combine its stewardship of the 54-acre Southern Queens-Roy Wilkins Park with its mission to enhance the quality of life of residents in southern Queens, and park users.​SQPA has strategically located service sites throughout southern Queens, and was constituted to actively combat the social issues that challenge or impact the quality of life in the geographic area in, and around, Jamaica, Queens.  SQPA is an anchor institution, which serves as an intermediary, facilitator, organizer, advocate, provider, and sanctuary.

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HISTORY

In 1915, the 57 acres of land now occupied by the Southern Queens – Roy Wilkins Park was part of the Saint Albans Golf & Country Club. American icons such as Babe Ruth played golf and frequented the 125 acre grounds...

OUR MISSION

SQPA’s mission is to  provide and coordinate comprehensive programs to children, families, adults, and seniors residing in Southeast Queens. SQPA finds innovative ways to combine its stewardship of the 57-acres Southern Queens-Roy Wilkins Park with its mission to enhance the quality of life of residents in Southern Queens, and park users.

Established in 1976, SQPA’s mission is to coordinate and provide comprehensive programs for children, youth, adults, families and seniors residing in Southern Queens.

SQPA is an anchor institution, which serves as an intermediary, facilitator, organizer, advocate, provider, and sanctuary.