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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Adventures NYC 2021 is cancelled.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Central Park, the Bandshell Area
enter at 72nd Street

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Rain or shine

Get ready to paddle, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!

On Saturday, June 15, join NYC Parks in Central Park to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure—for free! Activity lines are subject to close early, so come early!

This year's activities include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Lining
  • Archery
  • Rod and Reel Skills
  • GaGa Ball
  • Riglet Snowboarding
  • Parkour
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Free Bike Rentals
  • Free Bike Valet Parking
  • Dance and Fitness
  • Riglet Park (faux snowboarding for kids under 6)

Water-Based Activities

  • Key Log Rolling
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Participation in Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Key Log Rolling may involve getting wet. A towel and a change of clothes is recommended.


Most activities do not require tickets; however, to avoid long wait times for Zip Lining and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, a limited number of passes with assigned time slots will be given out at 11:00 a.m. Passes are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Participants in the Rock Climbing, Zip Lining, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Parkour, Archery, Wheelchair Basketball, Key Log Rolling, and GaGa activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event for participants to sign. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver.  

Height, Weight, Age, and Shoe Requirements

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

You must be least 8 years old to participate in stand-up paddleboarding.

Zip Lining

To try out zip lining, you must be at least 42 inches tall and must be over 45 pounds and under 250 pounds. Closed-toed shoes are required.

Rock Climbing

For rock climbing, you must be at least 36 inches tall and must be over 40 pounds and under 250 pounds.


Girl zip-lining

Highlights from previous years



  •  Boy on Bicycle
  •  Rock Climbing
  • People climbing a rock wall
  •  AdventuresNYC crowd
  • People fishing
  • People Kayaking
  • People doing yoga
  • People at Adventures NYC
  • Person kayaking
  • People getting paddles
  • The Backpacker tent
  • Group of people posing with bike helmets on
  • Person climbing a rock wall
  • Two people performing trampoline acrobatics
  • Group of people doing yoga


For accessibility information, please contact Paul Ward by email at or by phone at (212) 360-3338 by June 14. To learn more about accessible paths and entrances at Adventures NYC, please view the Adventures NYC Accessibility Map [PDF].


Interested in becoming a sponsor of Adventures NYC? In addition to being featured in one of the largest public events in Central Park, your brand will gain exposure through a comprehensive marketing plan that includes, but is not limited to:

  • LinkNYC Ads
  • Printed flyers and posters distributed to various schools, businesses, and organizations
  • Radio Advertisements
  • Parks website (500,000 unique visitors/month)
  • E-blasts to Parks’ lists
  • Aggressive public relations campaign to over 200 media outlets

Please contact Christine DaBrow at to receive more information.


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