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Notices

Before you head out to a park, recreation center or other Parks facility, check here for issues that may affect your visit.

Park and Facility Closures

ParkHighbridge Park

As of April 18, the High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

BeachesOrchard Beach and Promenade

Orchard Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

ParkSoundview Park

Portions of this park will be closed to bring an exciting and playful space for children, teenagers and adults to play. The new Metcalf Playground will bring an exciting and playful space for children, teenagers and adults to play and recreate.

BathroomsBill Brown Memorial Playground

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016

Bill Brown Memorial Playground is under construction. This project will reconstruct the comfort station.

BeachesBrighton Beach

Brighton Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

BeachesConey Island and Coney Island Boardwalk

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2017

Coney Island Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

BeachesConey Island and Coney Island Boardwalk

Coney Island Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

ParkDome Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Dome Playground is currently closed for reconstruction.

Recreation CentersHerbert Von King Cultural Arts Center

Effective April 11, 2015, the Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center will be closed until renovations are complete. Parks will continue to serve the Bed-Stuy community by offering quality activities during the exciting renovations to the Center. As part of this preserved programming, there will be a host of recreational activities on weekdays after school in April and May, weekends in May and June, and weekdays in July and August. The programs will range from fitness classes and arts, to bike riding and games for all ages.

Outdoor PoolsKosciuszko

Anticipated Completion: 08/30/2016

Kosciuszko Pool will be closed through Tuesday, August 30, 2016 for maintenance.

BeachesManhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

ParkRed Hook Recreation Area

NYC Parks is committed to making sure all parks are safe and healthy environments. Parks is continuing to work with EPA as they test the Redhook Ballfields for contamination. In the interim, we expect softball/baseball fields 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be closed until a clean-up plan is completed, and soccer fields 1, 2, 6 and 9 will be tested further.

ParkTaaffe Playground

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.

ParkAsser Levy Playground

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2017

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the recreation center will be open normal opening time to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and will be closed on Thursday, November 24th. Have a great holiday.

ParkCrack Is Wack Playground

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020

Keith Haring's Crack is Wack mural will not be available for viewing during reconstruction of the Harlem River Drive, expected to be completed by the end of 2019. It is currently enclosed by a protective shelter.

ParkFort Tryon Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2016

The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently closed for repairs. The construction project is in the bidding cycle. Railings and lighting will be installed as part of the project, which is anticipated to go into construction in the fall of 2016.

Recreation CentersHansborough Recreation Center

The basketball gymnasium will be closed for renovation beginning Monday, October 30. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

ParkHighbridge Park

As of April 18, the High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

Nature CentersInwood Hill Nature Center

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this facility is closed until further notice.

ParkStuyvesant Square

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Stuyvesant Square Park is under construction. This project will reconstruction the east section fence and perimeter sidewalk.

Recreation CentersTony Dapolito Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 12/13/2016

The center is experiencing difficulties with telephone lines. Please call 212-408-0243 for any needed information. We apologize for the inconvenience. The center is open.

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesWest Harlem Piers

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2017

The kayak launch at West Harlem Piers is closed indefinitely for repairs.

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesWest Harlem Piers

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2019

The kayak launch at West Harlem Piers is closed. Visit the New York City Water Trail page to find nearby launches.

ParkEvergreen Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Evergreen Park is currently under construction. This project will demolish the bocce and shuffleboard courts, install play equipment, and reconstruct the spray shower.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Rockaway Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

BeachesRockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

BeachesCedar Grove Beach

Cedar Grove Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

BeachesMidland Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

Midland Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

BeachesSouth Beach

South Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

Recreation CentersOcean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

Anticipated Completion: 12/05/2016

On FRIDAY, December 2, 2016, OCEAN BREEZE ATHLETIC COMPLEX will be CLOSING at 11:00am due to a facility wide track meet. The facility will also be CLOSED on Sunday, December 3rd for a facility wide track meet. Please join on us Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 8:30am - 3:30pm for normal operational hours.

Tennis CourtsWillowbrook Park

The tennis courts at Willowbrook Park Tennis Courts have been closed indefinitely in order to repair the asphalt.

BeachesWolfe's Pond Beach

Wolfe’s Pond Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

Roller HockeyWolfe's Pond Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Wolfe's Pond hockey rink is closed until further notice.

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