Signs of Spring in NYC Parks
Here's to warmer temperatures, later sunsets, blooming parks and more!
Our baseball and cricket fields are now open
Green shoots sprout on The High Line
The woodland crocus is one of the first spring bulbs to pop up in some of our parks. The purple beauty sprouted at The High Line in early March. If you spot any, share using #crocuswatch2014. (Photo by the Friends of the High Line).
The Alice Austen House reopens
Alice Austen (1866-1952) was the founding member of the Staten Island Garden Club. When in full bloom, the garden at the Alice Austen House features some of the same flowers Austen planted during her time.
The Delacorte Clock chimes spring tunes
NYBG opens the Orchid Show
The New York Botanical Garden ushers in the new season with its orchid show, inspired by Florida's Key West. The exhibition, which runs through April 21, features a fountain flowing into a pool with stepping stones, as well as palms and bromeliads.
Our greenhouses gear up for flower plantings
We're planting geraniums (left) and begonias (right) again at our gardens and parks around the city for the season. What are you planting for spring? Tell us at @NYCParks.
Hawks show love in our parks
During early spring, it is not uncommon to see aerial courtship displays by red-tailed hawks in our parks. Visit our Birding page to check out our birding events around the city.
Spring blooms at the botanical gardens
The witch hazel, here, was one of the first signs of spring to pop up around the city in February. Visit a botanical garden to see more beautiful flowers ushering in the spring season and to find out when your favorite flowers will bloom soon. (Photo courtesy of the Queens Botanical Garden)