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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Directions to the Olmsted Center

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By Subway

IRT Number 7 to Willets Point. Exit to Roosevelt Avenue. You want to be on the side of the street across from the stadium. Walk along Roosevelt Avenue with the stadium on your right. Take the first road on left into the Park. At the end of the road there is a one-story white building – this is the Olmsted Center.

During subway construction, exit the 7 train at 111th Street, exiting at the SE corner of 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Walk east on Roosevelt Avenue toward Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Bear right onto the park path after you cross over the Grand Central Parkway and access road. At the end of the road is a low white building – this is the Olmsted Center.

By Car

Visitor’s parking is available at the South Field Commuter Parking Lot located on Roosevelt Avenue. There is a fee for use of this facility. Upon entering, park as far to the right as you can & walk through the opening in the fence. See “By Car From Long Island” for directions to the parking area or ask at the Olmsted Center reception desk.

From Long Island

Grand Central Parkway Westbound to Exit 9P – Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Make a left onto the park drive at the end of the ramp. After you cross under the LIRR tracks, the Olmsted Center is the white one–story building on your right. The main entrance is on the opposite side of the building. To access visitor parking, bear right on the park drive and make a right on Roosevelt Avenue. The stadium commuter lot will be on your right.

From Manhattan

Triborough Bridge to Grand Central Parkway (Eastbound). Take the Northern Boulevard exit. Keep to the right on the exit ramp and bear right at the fork. At the bottom of the exit ramp you should be facing the stadium. Turn right and take the service road (Shea Road) keeping the stadium on your left. At the traffic signal continue straight. Go under Roosevelt Avenue and take the first left. The one-story white building is the Olmsted Center.

From Northern New Jersey

George Washington Bridge to Major Deegan Expressway (southbound) to the Triborough Bridge. Follow directions above “From Manhattan.”

From the Whitestone Bridge

Whitestone Expressway to Exit 13, Northern Boulevard. Turn right at the traffic signal then first left and under the highway at the Marina. At the traffic signal turn right and follow the service road keeping the stadium on your left. Go under Roosevelt Avenue and take the first left. The one-story white building is the Olmsted Center.

From Staten Island

Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Shore Parkway (Belt Parkway) East to the Van Wyck Expressway. Take the Van Wyck to the Grand Central Parkway. Exit the GCP at the Northern Boulevard exit. On the service road leading to Northern Boulevard, when opposite the stadium, take the opening to the right. You will be facing the stadium. Make a right turn onto Shea Road, go under Roosevelt Avenue, and take the first left. The one-story white building is the Olmsted Center. To access parking turn left, go to Roosevelt Avenue, turn right. The entrance to the commuter parking area is on the right.

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