Snow Day! Parks Hosts Fun, Free Winter Snow Activities For Youth
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Please see the updated release for info on January 27 snow day.
Date: December 27, 2010
Time and Location
Bronx: Crotona Park (Fulton Avenue and East 172nd Street)/11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn: Prospect Park (near the Tennis House)/11:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Manhattan: Riverside Park (Riverside Drive at 103rd Street)/11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Queens: Juniper Valley Park (78th Street & Juniper Valley North)/11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park (Martling and Slosson Avenues)/11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Event and Photo-op
New York City youth take to the parks for fun, free snowy activities hosted by NYC Parks & Recreation. Snow Day sites (one in each borough, locations listed above) will host FREE, supervised outdoor recreation and winter fun for youth, including sledding, snowman and snow angel contests, friendly snowball fights, music and complimentary hot chocolate. Urban Park Rangers will provide winter walks and nature activities.
This event is free and open to the public. Sleds will be available to borrow.
Due to the extreme weather conditions, all Parks Recreation Centers will close at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27.
Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
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.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 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.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015
Starting July 6, 2015, Prospect Park's West Drive will be permanently car-free after 9 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Prospect Park Weather
- Basic Canoeing
- Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun
- Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics
- Fun on the Farm
- Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
Know when to go:
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