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Notices

Before you head out to a park, recreation center or other Parks facility, check here for issues that may affect your visit.

Park and Facility Closures

ParkHighbridge Park

As of Monday, October 12, The High Bridge will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

ParkHighbridge Park

Due to storm conditions, the High Bridge is closed until further notice.

Recreation CentersHunts Point Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/23/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. On Tuesday, February 23, the gymnasium is closed in the morning for improvements. It is expected to reopen in the afternoon, around 3:00 p.m. Please call the center at (718) 860-5544 for more information.

Skate ParksMullaly Skate Park

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2016

Mullaly Skate Park is closed Sunday, December 27 through Sunday, January 10. During the closure, please utilize River Avenue Skate Park, located at East 157th Street and River Avenue.(Please note, this site is unsupervised.)We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for daily park users.

ParkNorth Brother Island

Access to North Brother Island is restricted because of safety concerns and its present capacity as a water bird nesting habitat. Through approximately the fall of 2016, NYC Parks will not be allowing access to the island. During that time, Parks will be managing a natural resources project, including securing several hazardous conditions, conducting extensive storm debris cleanup, and removing a number of hazardous leaning trees in addition to restoring harbor heron habitat. For this reason, Parks is unable to accommodate requests to visit North Brother Island at this time.

Recreation CentersOwen Dolen Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/20/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. Beginning Saturday, February 20, this Recreation Center is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Saturday.

ParkSoundview Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

Portions of this park will be closed to bring an exciting and playful space for children, teenagers and adults to play. The new Metcalf Playground will bring an exciting and playful space for children, teenagers and adults to play and recreate.

Recreation CentersSt. James Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/23/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. On Tuesday, February 23, the gymnasium is closed in the morning for improvements. It is expected to reopen in the afternoon, around 4:00 p.m. Please call the center at (718) 367-3657 for more information.

Recreation CentersSt. Mary’s Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersWest Bronx Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersWilliamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

PlaygroundsBetsy Head Memorial Playground

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2016

Betsy Head Playground is under construction. This project will create an Imagination Playground that will include a water, sand and block play area in Betsy Head.

BathroomsBill Brown Memorial Playground

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016

Bill Brown Memorial Playground is under construction. This project will reconstruct the comfort station.

Recreation CentersBrownsville Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

BeachesConey Island and Coney Island Boardwalk

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Portions of the boardwalk are closed to reconstruct the street ends of Brighton 2nd Street and West 33rd Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn in order to provide new ADA compliant ramps to the boardwalk, sitting areas, new planted areas and lighting.

ParkDome Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Dome Playground is currently closed for reconstruction.

ParkFort Greene Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2015

The Willoughby Avenue entrance of Fort Greene Park is currently under reconstruction. This project will also improve park paths, perimeter sidewalks and landscape elements in Fort Greene Park.

PlaygroundsGlenwood Playground

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

A portion of Glenwood Playground is currently under reconstruction.

ParkGravesend Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Gravesend Park is under reconstruction. This project will demolish the hockey rink, expand the playground and reconstruct the court area and ballfields in Gravesend Park.

Recreation CentersHerbert Von King Cultural Arts Center

Effective April 11, 2015, the Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center will be closed until renovations are complete. Parks will continue to serve the Bed-Stuy community by offering quality activities during the exciting renovations to the Center. As part of this preserved programming, there will be a host of recreational activities on weekdays after school in April and May, weekends in May and June, and weekdays in July and August. The programs will range from fitness classes and arts, to bike riding and games for all ages.

BathroomsLeif Ericson Park & Square

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2015

The park remains open while the construction of the comfort station is ongoing.

Recreation CentersMcCarren Play Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersMetropolitan Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

ParkProspect Park

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2015

The Prospect Park Well House is under reconstruction in order to build a new composting latrine. The park remains open while the building gets reconstructed.

ParkRed Hook Recreation Area

NYC Parks is committed to making sure all parks are safe and healthy environments. Parks is continuing to work with EPA as they test the Redhook Ballfields for contamination. In the interim, we expect softball/baseball fields 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be closed until a clean-up plan is completed, and soccer fields 1, 2, 6 and 9 will be tested further.

Recreation CentersRed Hook Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersSt. John’s Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

ParkSt. John's Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

The seating area in the playground behind St. John's Recreation Center will be renovated and the seats have been removed. This project will reconstruct the outdoor sitting area adjacent to the recreation center in St. John’s Park. The sitting area will act as the central hub for the many recreational activities the park offers, as well as a place for rest and passive recreation. In addition to views of the colorful mural on the center’s wall, park goers will enjoy new benches, fencing, picnic tables, game tables and chairs, a drinking fountain, flowering trees and various ornamental plantings.

Recreation CentersSunset Park Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

ParkTaaffe Playground

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.

PlaygroundsWingate Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

A portion of the playground at Wingate Park is closed for reconstruction.

Recreation CentersAlfred E. Smith Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

ParkAsser Levy Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

The fitness equipment, ping pong tables, and a portion of the track are temporarily closed at Asser Levy Playground in order for the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System to build a protective floodwall. The multi-purpose field and two-thirds of the track will remain open during construction.

Recreation CentersAsser Levy Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersChelsea Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

On Monday, February 8, the gym is closed from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

PlaygroundsDry Dock Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Dry Dock Playground is under construction. This project will reconstruct the play equipment, security lighting, and perform additional site work.

ParkFort Tryon Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently under reconstruction. The fencing and lighting along the pathway will also be reconstructed and upgraded.

Recreation CentersGertrude Ederle Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersHamilton Fish Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersHansborough Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

ParkHighbridge Park

As of Monday, October 12, The High Bridge will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

ParkHighbridge Park

Due to storm conditions, the High Bridge is closed until further notice.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Nature CentersInwood Hill Nature Center

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this facility is closed until further notice.

Recreation CentersJ. Hood Wright Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersJackie Robinson Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersPelham Fritz Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersRecreation Center 54

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

On Tuesday, February 9, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the Computer Resource Center is closed in order to perform work on the computers. In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

ParkRiverside Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

The northernmost A-dock at the 79th Street Boat Basin is currently closed to public access for structural enhancements. The dock will be further supported with non-wood pilings and a new wave screen.

ParkStuyvesant Square

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Stuyvesant Square Park is under construction. This project will reconstruction the east section fence and perimeter sidewalk.

Recreation CentersThomas Jefferson Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersTony Dapolito Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

ParkTrygve Lie Plaza

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

The sitting area at Trygve Lie Plaza is currently under reconstruction.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. The building opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The pool closes 30 minutes before, at 4:30 p.m.

ParkEvergreen Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Evergreen Park is currently under construction. This project will demolish the bocce and shuffleboard courts, install play equipment, and reconstruct the spray shower.

ParkHighland Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Natural Turf ball fields 1 and 2 in Highland Park are currently under reconstruction.

ParkHoward Von Dohlen Playground

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2015

The park will be closed to reconstruct the existing playground to meet modern safety standards, provide for ADA accessibility, and correct existing site drainage problems. This much needed renovation will include new play equipment for young children, new safety surfacing, new play swings and a new spray shower. Additionally, new park benches will be installed and planting areas will be expanded to add raised tree pits and additional greenery to the site. This project will also construct a new comfort station whose design includes a green roof and radiant heat flooring. A new drinking fountain will be installed. Both the comfort station and drinking fountain will be ADA compliant.

ParkHoward Von Dohlen Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Von Dohlen Playground is currently under construction. This project will reconstruct the asphalt ballfield and construct an adult fitness and skate area.

Recreation CentersLost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/20/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. Also, the gym is closed for maintenance on Friday, February 19. It is expected to reopen on Saturday, February 20.

Recreation CentersSorrentino Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersFaber Park Field House

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersGreenbelt Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Recreation CentersLyons Pool Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/15/2016

In observance of Presidents' Day, on Monday, February 15, this Recreation Center operates on a reduced schedule. It opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m.

Tennis CourtsWillowbrook Park

The tennis courts at Willowbrook Park Tennis Courts have been closed indefinitely in order to repair the asphalt.

Roller HockeyWolfe's Pond Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Wolfe's Pond hockey rink is closed until further notice.

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