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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

Free Sunday Programs

Free Public Sunday Programs every Sunday from May 3 through November 1 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Person in the air on the Adventure Course

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. The Adventure Course is fun and free for everyone age 8 and older.

For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs. Online registration will take place on Mondays, starting June 29, 2015 and continuing through August 17, 2015. Individuals and families may join us at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for Sunday sessions starting July 5, 2015 and ending August 23, 2015.  You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.

Please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page to enter your name into the lottery. For more information about the program, please call 311 and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.

Please dress appropriately: no sandals, flip flops, or open-toed shoes are allowed. Our programs are appropriate for those ages 8 and older. The Adventure Course program lasts about two hours. Due to its popularity, we ask that you arrive at least half an hour before the start time of each program. Space is limited. A valid Photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older.

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