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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

Recreation CentersHunts Point Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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. And a natural amphitheater and performance lawn will allow concerts, theater performances, and other cultural programs to be conducted in Soundview Park.

Recreation CentersSt. James Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

While new rubberized flooring is being installed, the fitness room is closed until further notice. In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersSt. Mary’s Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersWest Bronx Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersWilliamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

ParkCoffey Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

Coffey Park is under construction in order to reconstruct the paths and formalize the central plaza area. The project will also provide larger planted areas for existing trees and a formal, ADA accessible BBQ area located between Verona and Kings Streets, and Richard and Dwight Streets.

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.

ParkCooper Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Cooper Park is currently under construction. This project will reconstruct the basketball, handball and sand volleyball courts, and construct a new dog run.

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.

Recreation CentersFort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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.

ParkLafayette Gardens Playground

Lafayette Gardens Playground will be closed starting on May 27, 2015 for emergency brick work on adjacent NYCHA buildings.

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: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersMetropolitan Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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.

Baseball FieldsProspect Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

The Long Meadow Ballfields will be closed at Prospect Park for construction. The reconstruction of the Long Meadow Ballfields is a multi-phase project encompassing 34 acres of fields, paths and woodlands. The project incorporates contemporary storm water management techniques that support our goal of capturing and retaining storm water runoff. These improvements will also help to filter runoff before it enters our watercourse. Designed to revitalize the park’s sporting community, the first phase will restore Field One, pedestrian and bridle paths, drinking fountains, benches, and include new tree plantings.

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, and we expect to see final results later this spring. 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: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersSt. John’s Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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

The multipurpose room, which includes the weight room and cardio room, is closed for new installations and repairs. It is expected to reopen on Monday, June 1. In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersAsser Levy Recreation Center

The bell at the accessible entrance is currently out of service, and is being repaired. For entrance into the facility, please call the front desk at (212) 447-2020.` In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes. On Wednesday, May 27, the fitness room is closed for facility upgrades, and on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, the multipurpose room is closed for facility upgrades.

ParkCentral Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

Recreation CentersChelsea Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersHamilton Fish Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersHansborough Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersJackie Robinson Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

ParkMarcus Garvey Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

The little league comfort station at Marcus Garvey Park is currently closed for reconstruction.

Recreation CentersPelham Fritz Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersRecreation Center 54

Anticipated Completion: 05/30/2015

Imagination Recreation (Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) and Hi-Low Impact Aerobics (Monday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) are cancelled until further notice. In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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.

ParkThe Battery

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

The SeaGlass Carousel is currently under construction. SeaGlass is an aquatic-themed ride aimed at providing an exciting amenity for the millions of tourists and New Yorkers who visit the Battery annually.

ParkThe Battery

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

Portions of the Battery are closed for various improvements, including a connection between the Greenways along the Hudson River and the East River. The 12-acre site will feature a meandering bikeway and walkway through lushly planted perennial gardens; a reconstructed Battery Green, the large oval lawn that serves as a public assembly and performance area; restoration and relocation of 10 monuments to the perimeter for better placement and increased visibility; a protected and replanted woodland area; new paths, trees and seating surrounding the park, and upgraded paving, edging, furnishings and lighting.

Recreation CentersThomas Jefferson Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersTony Dapolito Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

ParkTrygve Lie Plaza

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

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

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesWest Harlem Piers

The West Harlem Piers kayak launch is temporarily closed for repairs. Please visit our New York City Water Trail page to find alternate kayak locations across the city.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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.

ParkFort Totten Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

The parking lot at Little Bay Park - in front of the Fort Totten entrance is under construction. The project will include the construction of a new comfort station and expansion of the parking lot at Little Bay Park to serve users of both Little Bay Park and Fort Totten Park. The existing parking lot will be reconstructed and new planted islands (swales) will be added to improve air quality and reduce storm water run-off. The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, which currently runs along the southern end of the park, will be relocated along the waterfront and extended into Fort Totten Park. New landscaped meadows and tree plantings will be added between the parking lot and the Cross Island service road, and a new comfort station will be added to Little Bay Park. This project will improve public access to Little Bay and Fort Totten Parks and will improve the utility and public enjoyment of the Greenway.

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.

ParkLittle Bay Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2015

The parking lot off Totten Avenue is closed to construct a new comfort station and expand the parking lot at Little Bay Park to serve users of both Little Bay Park and Fort Totten park. The existing parking lot will be reconstructed and new planted islands (swales) will be added to improve air quality and reduce storm water run-off. The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, which currently runs along the southern end of the park, will be relocated along the waterfront and extended into Fort Totten Park. New landscaped meadows and tree plantings will be added between the parking lot and the Cross Island service road, and a new comfort station will be added to Little Bay Park. This project will improve public access to Little Bay and Fort Totten Parks and will improve the utility and public enjoyment of the Greenway. A smaller parking lot is available off the Cross Island Service Road.

Recreation CentersLost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

The swimming pool at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center is currently closed for repairs. Please call the center at (718) 276-8686 for more information. In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersSorrentino Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersFaber Park Field House

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

ParkFaber Pool and Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

Work is being done at Faber Park to construct a plaza type skate park with reinforced colored concrete pavement and cast-in place skate-park components set into the sloping topography of the existing park landscape. The water run-off from the existing slopes and the additional pavement will be captured by new drains which lead to leaching basins. Existing trees will be pruned and fertilized and new native shade trees will be planted at the edge of the lower open lawn.

Recreation CentersGreenbelt Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

Recreation CentersLyons Pool Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 05/25/2015

In remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, all Recreation Centers are operating on a reduced schedule of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Therefore, some program times may change. Please contact your center directly regarding any schedule changes.

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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