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.
- Zoos will be closed for clean up, and will open tomorrow at normal hours.
- Ice skating rinks will be closed today for clean up. They will open tomorrow with normal hours.
- Other NYC Parks concessions will open at their discretion.
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:
- Manhattan: Chelsea, Gertrude Ederle, Highbridge, Hansborough, Tony Dapolito
- Bronx: Hunts Point, St. Mary’s
- Staten Island: Lyons
- Brooklyn: McCarren, St. John’s, Sunset Park
- Queens: Al Oerter, Sorrentino
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
- All Shape Up NYC classes will be cancelled on Tuesday, January 27.
- All Urban Park Ranger programs, including The Natural Classroom and Portable Adventures, are cancelled on Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28.
Most park events are cancelled today. To find out if an upcoming event has been cancelled, please visit our Events Calendar.
- The Fabulous ‘50s Sock Hop has been rescheduled for Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
- The Community Input Meeting regarding Staten Island's Grandview Playground has been postponed until a later date.
- The Community Input Meeting regarding Brooklyn's Ten Eyck Playground will take place as scheduled on Wednesday, January 28 at Public School 196.