NYC Parks Weekend Fun Guide

August 8-9, 2020

Here are some highlights of fun things to do this weekend.

Staying in? Visit our Parks@Home page for fun ways to enjoy Parks at home!

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

1. Head to the pool

Colorful lounge chairs and umbrellas on the pool deck await guests as the pool readies to open. A sign on the fence reads: stay cool.

More outdoor pools are re-opening this weekend! Our pools are free and open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  If you're planning to go to the pool, please remember to bring a sturdy lock and wear your face covering while lounging on the deck and while in the bathrooms and locker rooms. 

2. Plan a hiking adventure in NYC

A wooden trail winds through a forested area in the park

You don't have to travel Upstate to go exploring nature on the trails. NYC is home to more than 300 miles of trails! Check out our recommended hiking trails

3. Enjoy a day at the beach

Families socially distance while enjoying the beach. A lifeguard in a lifeguard chair under and orange umbrella looks out to swimmers in the water.

City beaches are open for swimming. Please only swim where lifeguards are on duty (look for the orange umbrellas). Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Swimming is strictly prohibited at all other times. When outside, please wear a face covering (but not in the water) and maintain at least 6 feet of social distance between households. 

4. Help clean up your local park

Volunteers help clean up a beach area at a park

This Saturday, join hundreds of volunteers are teaming up with Partnerships for Parks to help clean and beautify parks and shorelines across the city. Find a volunteer event near you

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