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Best of Winter 2013-2014

It’s been a long winter, and our photographers have gone out and documented it through all the snow, ice, and cold. As we get ready to welcome spring, let’s take a look back at the past few months in NYC’s parks.

To see our photographers' work all year long, visit our Instagram account

December 4


Photo by Daniel Avila

New Yorkers couldn't wait for the wintry fun to start! Holiday revelers flocked to the ice skating rink at Bryant Park's Winter Village to celebrate the season. 

December 10


Photo by Daniel Avila

The Van Cortlandt House Museum in the Bronx in the first snowstorm of the season.

December 10


Photo by Daniel Avila

While most New Yorkers stayed inside on our first snowy day, this jogger decided to brave the weather for his run through Van Cortlandt Park.

December 11


Photo by Daniel Avila

Carolers gathered to celebrate the annual tree lighting at Washington Square Park, one of the many traditional holiday celebrations in city parks.

December 20


Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Skaters ushered in the official start of winter at Prospect Park's new ice skating rink at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside.

December 28


Photo by Daniel Avila

Our Urban Park Ranger took park patrons on a hike through Pelham Bay Park's Hunter Island to awe-inspiring views of the Twin Islands in the Long Island Sound.

January 3


Photo by Daniel Avila

Families enjoyed a snow day, with complimentary sleds and plenty of adventure.

January 14


Photo by Daniel Avila

Just one week after the polar vortex hit NYC with a record low of 4 degrees, temperatures climbed to the 50s, with crawling fog through the city for a few days. Here's Cunningham Park on one of those foggy days. 

January 17


Photo by Daniel Avila

Parkgoers enjoyed the view on Manhattan's west side at the newly opened Muscota Marsh on the outskirts of Inwood Hill Park.

January 21


Photo by Daniel Avila

A snow storm on January 21 blanketed Central Park and the rest of New York City in a thick layer of snow.

January 25


Photo by Daniel Avila

Our free winter festival, Winter Jam, included opportunities to sled, snowshoe, ski, and snowboard.

February 2


Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

February was our snowiest month this winter, creating beautiful scenes at Orchard Beach and elsewhere. 

February 12


Photo by Daniel Avila

Our construction workers labored through snowstorms this winter so that this summer Rockaway Beach will have two and a half miles of continuous boardwalk.

February 20


Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

The snow didn't keep New Yorkers and its visitors from enjoying some of its iconic destinations, like The Battery.

March 8


Photo by Daniel Avila

We celebrated the opening day of the Paralympics in Sochi with a free adaptive sports event at the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Queens, with sports for players of all ages.

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