If you are an athlete, a sports fanatic or simply someone who likes the occasional running-around-the-ground paired with the mandatory team-spirit, well, it’s time to play ball. Excellent and plentiful recreational facilities sprout from every part of the area and include basketball courts, skyline-viewed playgrounds, handball courts, a field for tennis or racquet ball, running tracks and grassy areas for lounging and playing Frisbee. The Queens West Development Corporation also provides a multipurpose sportsfield with astroturf for recreational use to the public. The field is open from dawn until dusk, seven days per week. All you need is a permit for sporting events and some turf shoes. So come to the Gantries to get your work-out going. And as an added bonus, once you finished sweating, you can always chill in the park and admire the sun setting over the beautiful skyline of Manhattan.