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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

Play Streets Program

Kids pushing an inflatable wheel with another kid inside

Playstreets are currently out of season. Please visit this page in summer 2015 for an updated list of locations.

While awaiting the completion of New York City’s next batch of parks and playgrounds, the Departments of Health & Mental Hygiene, Transportation, and Parks have created Play Streets to help combat the childhood obesity epidemic in our cities. Play Streets allows communities to open up their streets to pedestrians for play on a recurrent basis. It is a quick and low-cost way to create active play space and is a health measure that directly targets our city’s most important at–risk population—children.

Related Links

Imagination Playground
Playground Associates
Youth Sports Programs

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