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Important NYC Parks Service Changes Due to the Winter Storm

Updated: Tuesday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m.

New York City parks are open as of 11:00 a.m. today, Tuesday, January 27.

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.

We urge people to stay out of parks and proceed with caution on tree-lined sidewalks in the event of falling trees or branches. To report downed trees or branches, please call 311. In case of emergency, please call 911.



There will not be an official NYC Parks Snow Day today. Please visit our Sledding in Parks page to find the best sledding locations in NYC. Please continue to use caution while sledding in our parks. Avoid areas with trees, light poles, benches and water bodies.


Some recreation centers will be open today from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with limited staff:

All recreation centers will resume scheduled hours on Wednesday, January 28.

The following nature centers are now open: Blue Heron Nature Center, Forest Park Visitor Center, Fort Totten Visitor Center, Salt Marsh Nature Center, Van Cortlandt Nature Center



Most park events are cancelled today. To find out if an upcoming event has been cancelled, please visit our Events Calendar.

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