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What’s Happening in NYC Parks

Learn about upcoming ribbon cuttings, initiatives, events, and programs in New York City parks. Visit our Events Calendar to view all events in Parks. 


Beaches Are Open

Remember to swim only where lifeguards are present, and never leave kids unattended. Learn more about our beaches

Opening Soon

Free Outdoor Pools

Our free outdoor pools re-open for the summer on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the summer, we offer free swim programs at our outdoor pools! Learn more about our free outdoor pools

What's Next in Capital Projects

Find out which projects will be completed in the next three months. See what's next in capital projects

Things To Do

Fourth of July

From barbecuing in the park to watching fireworks, visit our Fourth of July Guide to find fun ways to celebrate our nation's independence! More info

Outdoor Adventures

Plan a fun summer outdoors! Find out where you can go zip lining, camping, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, and more right here in New York City! Learn more

LGBTQ Pride Month

Celebrate Pride at NYC Parks with free movie screenings, marches, and a dance party out on the Pier at West Harlem Piers Park! View LGBTQ Pride Month events

Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years

New York City is one of the world's largest open-air galleries. This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Art in the Parks program! Learn more

Alley Pond Adventure Course

Our obstacle course features a zip line, rope courses, climbing walls, trustfall stations, and more! Admission is free on Sundays. Learn more about the adventure course

Movies in the Park

Pack a picnic for free movie nights at parks all across New York City!  View movie location and showtimes

Swim Programs

During the summer, we offer free swim programs, including Learn to Swim classes, Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics, at our free outdoor pools. Learn more about this summer's swim programs

Urban Park Rangers

Join our Rangers on fun adventures through the park, from hiking and birding to history tours and survival workshops. Learn more about Urban Park Ranger programs

Get Email Updates

Subscribe to NYC Parks newsletters for the latest information about our programs, events, and facilities. Subscribe to NYC Parks newsletters

Events Calendar

Visit our Events Calendar for a list of upcoming activities in parks across New York City.See all events

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