NYC Parks Weekend Fun Guide

April 17-18, 2021

Here are some highlights of fun things to do this weekend. Visit our Events Calendar for more events. 

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When visiting our parks, please wear a face covering and keep six feet between households. For information about service changes in our parks, visit our COVID-19 Service Changes page. 

1. See the Yoshino cherry trees in bloom

yoshino cherry trees with light pink flowers blossom around a circular lawn that looks out to the Manhattan skyline and waterfront

Yoshino cherry trees are blossoming across the city! Come to Hunter's Point South Park to enjoy this beautiful bowl of cherry trees at the Long Island City waterfront.

2. Explore the history of Coney Island on a free tour

view from the boardwalk of the steeplechase and carousel

Coney Island is back! The amusement park re-opened last week. Join our park rangers on the boardwalk to learn about the history of this famous site, its landmarked boardwalk, and the neighborhood. Join us

3. Join our hike across this beautiful creek in Manhattan

a bridge connects two forested parks

Turn your Sunday into an adventure. Join our park rangers at Inwood Hill Park to begin your journey on this scenic hike from the oldest standing forest in Manhattan to the woodlands of Hudson Park in the Bronx. Join us

4. Learn how to identify flowers on a park ranger-led walk

pink cherry blossoms in a grove

Meet us at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday! Come enjoy the season of flowers while learning how to identify flowers by their petals, clusters, and tree bark. Join us

5. Discover hidden habitats in this Staten Island park

a trail runs through a forest in the park, a blue marking on the tree indicates that it is the blue trail

Clove Lakes Park is known for being home to Staten Island's oldest living thing, lakes, a waterfall, and a towering forest, but there's much more to uncover in this beautiful oasis. Join our Urban Park Rangers on Saturday to explore the park for the first time or in a whole new way! Join us

6. Kick off Earth Week with a tour of Ecology Park

fall flowers in bloom

As we celebrate and care for our beautiful planet, get to know this park in Brooklyn that's more than just your typical neighborhood park. It's actually a re-creation of New York City if left wild! Join our Urban Park Ranger on Sunday to explore it and learn about its various habitats. Join us

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