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Mobile Unit Application

Thank you for your interest in the Mobile Unit Program. We will try our best to accommodate your event. Due to the high volume of requests and limited Units, not every request can be honored. In order for us to process your Mobile Unit request, all information must be completed. Failure to do so will result in your application being denied. This means every line of the application must be filled out. Please do not leave anything blank.

For your application to be considered, you must include the following information:

  • The completed application with all required information
  • Council District & Community Board information
  • Typed detailed directions to your event from the closest Borough Garage
  • A valid street permit if necessary
  • Mobile Unit Site Criteria

*Please read all instructions carefully, and please provide all requested information.*

Mobile Recreation Vans are available for rent from May to October. Please visit our Mobile Recreation Vans page for more information.

Units are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If requesting a skate mobile, please note that children must wear socks.

Contact Information
Event Information

Minimum: 50 children

Day of Event Contact Person

If your event requires a permit and you do not have access to a scanner, a copy of an approved permit should be faxed to your Borough Coordinator (fax numbers are listed at the bottom of this page). If you have yet to receive your permit, you should send a copy to your Borough Coordinator when it arrives. You must have the permit on site the day of event.

Mobile Unit Site Criteria

Thank you for requesting a Mobile Unit. We look forward to providing structured recreation for the children in your community. Please check each item, indicating that you are aware of the criteria.

Mobile Unit Contact Information

Permits (if necessary) must be mailed to the Coordinator of the borough that will host your event. Contact & Garage information is listed below:

Bronx: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, NY 10462
Mobile Unit Coordinator: Chaquan Francis (718) 430-1825
Special Events Permits: (718) 430-1849
Garage: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, NY 10462

Brooklyn: Litchfield Villa, 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Mobile Unit Coordinator: Alyson Chiaramonte (718) 965-8928
Special Events Permits: (718) 965-8912
Garage: Litchfield Villa, 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Manhattan: Arsenal West, 24 West 61st Street, New York, NY 10023
Mobile Unit Coordinator: Anthony Traverso (212) 408-0296
Special Events Permits: (212) 408-0112
Garage: Central Park, 60th Street & 5th Avenue

Queens: The Overlook, 80-30 Park Lane, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Mobile Unit Coordinator: Cristin Leoutsakos (718) 393-7370
Special Events Permits: (718) 393-7272
Garage: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368

Staten Island: Lyons Pool, Victory Blvd at Murray Hulbert Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
Mobile Unit Coordinator: Nicole McCombs (718) 816-6172
Special Events Permits: (718) 667-3545
Garage: Lyons Pool, Victory Blvd at Murray Hulbert Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

* If requesting either a Skate or Fitness Unit, please include directions from 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn NY 11215.

Be aware that this application is subject to approval. You will receive confirmation from your Borough Coordinator. You must contact your Borough Coordinator at least 24 hours in advance if your event is cancelled. Failure to do so will result in future requests being denied.



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