Snow Day! Parks Hosts Fun, Free Winter Snow Activities For Youth
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Date: January 27, 2011
Time and Location
Bronx: Crotona Park (Fulton Avenue and East 172nd Street)/12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn: Prospect Park (on the Long Meadow with hot cocoa in the Picnic House)/12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Manhattan: Riverside Park (Riverside Drive at 103rd Street)/12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Queens: Highland Park (Elton and Jamaica Avenues)/12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park (Martling and Slosson Avenues)/12:00 p.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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 27.
Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
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: Fall 2014
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
Prospect Park Weather
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- Introduction to Bird Watching
- Early Morning Bird Walk: Backyard Birds
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- 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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