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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

Nature CentersCrotona Park Nature Center

The Crotona Park Nature Center is currently closed, with no public access.

ParkHighbridge Park

The High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

ParkO'Neill Triangle

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019

Plaza and seating area temporary closed for NYCDOT bridge removal work.

PlaygroundsOld Hickory Playground

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2019

The playground will be closed until further notice for the repair and replacement of safety surfacing.

Recreation CentersOwen Dolen Recreation Center

Due to upcoming construction on the roof of Owen Dolen Recreation Center, the center will be closed to the public for approximately 18 months, starting on Monday, April 8, 2019. This work will address long-needed repairs and improvements. It will require extensive scaffolding along the exterior of the building; will require staging of building materials on the property; and will impact pick-up and drop-off at the recreation center. This work and related closure, will also impact summer camp at this location. We are committed to the needs of this Bronx community, and it is important to note that NYC Parks Summer Camp and general member-based access will be available to Owen Dolen Recreation Center members at nearby centers, including St. Mary's, St. James, Williamsbridge Oval, and Hunt's Point. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Should you have questions or comments, please feel free contact the Owen Dolen Recreation Center and Bronx Recreation leadership at 718-822-4282.

ParkStarlight Park Zone 2

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019

Due to construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Bronx River, the portion of the river south of E. 174th St. and north of Westchester Avenue (Starlight Park) will be closed to paddling on most days during the period from June 2019-November 2019. For more information, please go to

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesStarlight Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019

Due to construction, the boat dock in Starlight Park is temporarily removed from the water and is not accessible. The dock will be restored in Fall 2019.

Barbecuing AreasVan Cortlandt Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

Due to construction at Broadway and West 242nd Street, the entrance near the subway is closed. Please access the park at the stairway adjacent to the public comfort station (Broadway & Manhattan College Parkway). There is an accessible entrance at the end of the block. The barbecuing area at Van Cortlandt Park has temporarily been moved behind the Nature Center. For more information on the progress of this construction project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.

Media LabsWest Bronx Media Lab

The media lab is currently closed. Details.

Recreation CentersWest Bronx Recreation Center

Please be aware that West Bronx Recreation Center is closed for a planned capital construction project and will remain closed until Fall 2019. During the closure, we encourage our recreation center members to use any of our other recreation centers citywide. Nearby recreation centers include Highbridge Recreation Center (2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan) or J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (351 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan).

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. Track our progress

ParkJesse Owens Playground

The pool at Jesse Owens Playground is currently closed for reconstruction through the City's Community Parks Initiative. Please follow our construction progress on this park's Capital Projects Tracker page.

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.

ParkZion Triangle

Zion Triangle is currently under construction through a joint DOT and DDC project. The monument and its surrounds will be restored. The projected completion date is November 2019, until then Zion Park Triangle will be closed.

ParkAmelia Gorman Park

Gorman Park's staircase and pathways are closed due to destabilization of retaining walls. An engineering firm is developing a design for reconstruction this year (2019). Construction will begin the following year (2020). The upper plaza at Wadsworth Terrace remains open.

Recreation CentersAsser Levy Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 09/16/2019

The indoor pool will reopen on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Thank you for your patience.

ParkCarl Schurz Park

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2019

The East River Walkway has been partially closed at 89th Street for safety precautions. We are working to reconstruct the site, and NYC Parks personnel will be posted at the site to ensure public safety.

Recreation CentersChelsea Recreation Center

Beginning on Monday, September 17, 2018, we will start to renovate and modernize the center’s pool and family locker rooms, as well as select restrooms, to enhance your overall facility and pool experience. Lower level bathrooms, family locker rooms and both men’s and women’s locker rooms will be closed beginning September 17, 2018 for approximately 18 months. While we will provide temporary lockers, locker space will be limited. It is important to note that programming schedules will be modified during this time. If you have additional questions, center management and facility staff can be reached at (212) 255-3705. We thank you in advance for your patience.

ParkCrack Is Wack Playground

Keith Haring's Crack is Wack Mural is not available for viewing due to restoration which will be completed in the fall of 2019.

ParkEast River Walk

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

The East River Walkway has been partially closed at 89th Street for safety precautions. We are working to reconstruct the site, and NYC Parks personnel will be posted at the site to ensure public safety.

ParkFort Washington Park

The Fort Washington Pedestrian Bridge, or "Amtrak Bridge," at West 180th Street is open to the public. The width of the bridge has been narrowed for safety reasons. Bikers will be asked to dismount their bikes to cross the bridge. An active capital project will fully repair the outer support structures of the bridge and restore it to its original width. Please visit our Capital Projects Tracker to track the progress of this project.

Recreation CentersHansborough Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020

Beginning Sunday, May 12, 2019, the indoor pool will be closed as part of an ongoing project to renovate the pool, it is being drained to perform an extensive inspection of the pool basin. Access to the center will not be impacted due to this work. For your indoor pool needs, we encourage you to use NYC Parks’ other indoor pools in Manhattan and the Bronx. The three nearest NYC Parks facilities with indoor pools are Recreation Center 54, located at 348 East 54th Street in Manhattan, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, located at 232 West 60th Street in Manhattan, and St. Mary’s Recreation Center, located at 450 St. Ann’s Avenue in the Bronx. We thank you for your patience while we work to address and improve Hansborough Recreation Center. If you have additional questions, Center Management and facility staff can provide members with information on alternative sites, classes and Lap Swim hours. Additional questions can be answered by staff at (212) 234-9601. Please visit the parks website for any changes or updates to the schedule.

ParkHighbridge Park

The High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019

We are experiencing a temporary disruption in our phone service. Please contact the center at (646) 901-4092. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Nature CentersInwood Hill Nature Center

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this facility is closed until further notice. Please follow this project on our Capital Project Tracker for updates. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Inwood Hill Park, please call (212) 304-2277.

ParkInwood Hill Park

A Rabid Raccoon Warning has been issued for Inwood Hill Park. Please visit our Raccoon Advisory page for more information.

Skate ParksRiverside Skate Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

Riverside Skate Park is closed to reconstruct the existing skate park with new skate elements, fencing, benches, picnic tables, and landscaping. Please visit the Capital Project Tracker page for updates on the project.

ParkTheodore Roosevelt Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

The north and southwest lawns at Theodore Roosevelt Park will be open through September 30 on a limited basis. Please check signage at the park for the latest schedule. No sports or barbecuing will be allowed at the site.

Recreation CentersTony Dapolito Recreation Center

Due to required emergency maintenance work, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center’s indoor swimming pool will reopen in October 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience. All active NYC Parks Recreation Center memberships are valid for use citywide at all centers with pools. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find other pools and programming available to you across the five boroughs.

ParkTramway Plaza

Tramway Plaza is currently closed for major renovation project at the Manhattan Tramway Station. The tram will remain operational during this time. For details please visit the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation website at:

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.

Running TracksAstoria Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

The track at Astoria Park is currently closed for reconstruction as part of our Anchor Parks initiative to improve the quality of major parks across the city. While the track is under construction, we encourage you to join the New York Road Runners’ free weekly NYRR Open Run, which meets for walks and runs on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. north of the parking lot, by the pool. You can also look for NYRR Mile Markers to track your distance along a measured course in the park. Please visit our Capital Projects Tracker for the latest on our construction progress.

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

Due to construction, the 111th Street Parking Lot (Henry Hudson Entrance) is closed as of May 28, 2019. Please view this project on our Capital Project Tracker page for the latest updates.

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.

BeachesRockaway Beach

On Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7, all City beaches will be closed to swimming and surfing, due to the dangerous conditions predicted as an effect of Hurricane Dorian. Parks lifeguards and enforcement staff will be posted along the coastline to enforce the swimming and surfing ban. Please adhere to all signage and instructions for your own safety.

Recreation CentersRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2019

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center will be undergoing Capital improvements starting March 12, 2018. Upgrades include: a new roof over the gym, rebuilt activity rooms, and improved drainage and waterproofing in and around the building. Over the next 18 months, some programming spaces and some areas of the building will be closed to complete work. Please check this website regularly for closure details.

ParkCrescent Beach Park

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020

Crescent Beach Park is currently closed for construction. Please visit our Capital Project Tracker for updates on this project.

Recreation CentersGreenbelt Recreation Center

As of Saturday, June 22, the elevator at Greenbelt Recreation Center is out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience.

ParkLast Chance Pond Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

Between 2018 Autumn and Spring 2021, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will be constructing stormwater best management practices and detention ponds within Last Chance Pond Park. Parts of the park will be closed for this work. For details on the work, contact DDC and reference project MIBBNC002.

ParkStapleton Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

Stapleton Playground is currently closed for reconstruction. This project will reconstruct the playground, multi-use fields, basketball and handball courts, and water features at Stapleton Playground. For updates on this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.

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