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

Nature CentersCrotona Park Nature Center

The Crotona Park Nature Center is currently closed for reconstruction, with no public access. Please check our Capital Project Tracker for the latest updates on this project.

Recreation CentersHunts Point Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Hunts Point Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

Recreation CentersKwame Ture Recreation Center

Kwame Ture Recreation Center (formerly West Bronx Recreation Center) remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

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

Owen Dolen Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Outdoor PoolsPlayground 174 Pool

Bronx River Playground Pool is currently closed due to construction. Please visit our Capital Project Tracker for updates on this project.

Recreation CentersSt. James Recreation Center

St. James Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Recreation CentersSt. Mary’s Recreation Center

As of July 31, 2021, St. Mary’s Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.  Indoor pools remain closed to the public at this time.

Dog-friendly AreasSt. Mary's Dog Run

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of the dog run and ballfield in the southeast corner of St. Mary's Park is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

ParkSt. Mary's Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2021

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of the southern section of St. Mary's Park is now underway. This project includes reconstruction of the park’s pathways, passive central area, amphitheater and west comfort station. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

Recreation CentersWilliamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

ParkBetsy Head Park

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of the northern section of Betsy Head Park is now underway. This project will completely re-envision and reconstruct the multi-purpose play area, basketball courts, active fitness area, and new skate park. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

ParkBetsy Head Park

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of the southern section of Betsy Head Park is now underway, including a large field, sports courts, seating areas, and reconstruction of the comfort station. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

Recreation CentersBrownsville Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Brownsville Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

BeachesConey Island and Coney Island Boardwalk

A high rip current risk is in effect through Saturday, July 10. Visit our Water Safety page for more information on how to prepare for rip currents.

Recreation CentersFort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

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

Basketball CourtsJohn Allen Payne Park

The basketball courts at John Allen Payne Playground are closed until further.

Recreation CentersMcCarren Play Center

As of June 23, 2021, McCarren Play Center will open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

Recreation CentersMetropolitan Recreation Center

As of July 31, 2021, Metropolitan Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.  Indoor pools remain closed to the public at this time.

ParkPaerdegat Basin Park

Ecology Park hours are 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, through September 5.

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.

ParkRed Hook Recreation Area

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2023

We're reconstructing the running track and converting soccer fields 3-5 and ballfields 1-4 from natural turf to synthetic turf. Starting July 6, 2021, this site, including the track, will be closed to the public for the duration of construction (approximately through spring 2023). Please visit our Capital Project Tracker to learn more about this project.

Recreation CentersRed Hook Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

Red Hook Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

ParkSquibb Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

Squibb Park will be temporarily closed during the removal and construction of the replacement of Squibb Bridge. We are closing Squibb Park out of an abundance of caution and apologize for any inconvenience. For updates on this project, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park's Squibb Bridge page.

Recreation CentersSt. John’s Recreation Center

As of July 31, 2021, St. John’s Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time. Indoor pools remain closed to the public at this time.

Recreation CentersSunset Park Recreation Center

Sunset Park Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Outdoor PoolsAbe Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Pool is currently closed due to construction. Please visit our Capital Project Tracker for updates on this project.

Recreation CentersAlfred E. Smith Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

As of June 14, 2021, Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

Recreation CentersAsser Levy Recreation Center

As of July 31, 2021, Asser Levy Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time. Indoor pools remain closed to the public at this time.

Recreation CentersChelsea Recreation Center

Chelsea Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Recreation CentersConstance Baker Motley Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center (formerly Recreation Center 54) is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

ParkDyckman House Museum

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, and to support the City’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, this entire site and the whole Historic House Trust collection is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

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 CentersGertrude Ederle Recreation Center

As of July 31, 2021, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time. Indoor pools remain closed to the public at this time.

Recreation CentersHamilton Fish Recreation Center

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Recreation CentersHansborough Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Hansborough Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

ParkHighbridge Park

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Highbridge Park is now underway. This project will reinstate access to a 10-block stretch of the park, improve connectivity and pathways, and restore the historic Grand Staircase at Laurel Hill Terrace. The project will also improve safety and security with new park lighting, and improve ADA access. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

ParkHighbridge Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

The Highbridge Park Water Tower is currently closed and undergoing reconstruction. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Highbridge Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

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.

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesMuscota Marsh

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2021

The East Dock at Muscota Marsh is temporarily closed for repairs. As an alternative, please use the boat launch at Inwood Hill Park or at Sherman Creek.

Recreation CentersJ. Hood Wright Recreation Center

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Recreation CentersJackie Robinson Recreation Center

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Outdoor PoolsLasker

Lasker Rink and Pool is temporarily closed in order to rebuild the facility to increase access to nearby communities and enhance year-round programming. For more information, visit Central Park Conservancy's Lasker Rink and Pool Restoration page.

Recreation CentersPelham Fritz Recreation Center

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

ParkRiverside Park South

To ensure safety during upcoming overnight construction in Riverside Park South, we will temporarily direct cyclists from the greenway to the park’s waterfront pedestrian path between 59th and 72nd streets on weeknights (starting at 8:00 p.m.). The temporary reroute is expected to begin the evening of Monday, July 19 and run for approximately 2 weeks. Learn more

ParkRoger Morris Park

Roger Morris Park will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Morris-Jumel Mansion is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ParkThe High Line

As a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the High Line is not open.

Recreation CentersThomas Jefferson Recreation Center

As of June 15, 2021, Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

Recreation CentersTony Dapolito Recreation Center

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center is closed until further notice due to structural issues found during an ongoing construction project on the center’s exterior. We are conducting further assessments to determine the scope of the additional work needed. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Outdoor PoolsTony Dapolito

The outdoor pool at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center is currently closed due to construction. Please visit our Capital Project Tracker for updates on this project.

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: https://rioc.ny.gov/302/Tram

PlaygroundsVesuvio Playground

Due to issues with the facade of a nearby building, Vesuvio Playground is partially closed until further notice to maintain public safety. Most play equipment is closed, however, the spray shower, picnic tables, swings, sport courts, and comfort station remain open. Please use the entrance on Thompson Street to access the playground.

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

West 79th Street will close for reconstruction and dredging as of November 2021. The project will repair storm damage, add capacity, and make the site more resilient to climate change. The site is anticipated to re-open in 2025.

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.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Al Oerter Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

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.

ParkAlley Pond Park

Due to construction, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway is currently closed from Winchester Boulevard to Springfield Boulevard. Please use these alternate access points to and from Alley Pond Park and the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

PlaygroundsCharybdis Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Charybdis Playground in Astoria Park is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

ParkCunningham Park

Due to construction, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway is currently closed from Winchester Boulevard to Springfield Boulevard. Please use these alternate access points to and from Alley Pond Park and the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

Recreation CentersLost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

ParkMotor Parkway

Due to construction, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway is currently closed from Winchester Boulevard to Springfield Boulevard. Please use these alternate access points to and from Alley Pond Park and the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

ParkQueens Farm Park

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, and to support the City’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Queens Farm Park and the whole Historic House Trust collection is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Beach access is currently closed from Beach 38 Street to Beach 57 Street to protect the sensitive nesting areas of threatened and endangered shorebirds. Beach access in these areas will open again in late August. To learn more, please visit our Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area page.

BeachesRockaway Beach

Beach access is currently closed from Beach 38 Street to Beach 57 Street to protect the sensitive nesting areas of threatened and endangered shorebirds. Beach access in these areas will open again in late August. To learn more, please visit our Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area page.

Recreation CentersRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

Recreation CentersSorrentino Recreation Center

Sorrentino Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

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 CentersFaber Park Recreation Center

As of June 15, 2021, Faber Park Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

ParkFaber Pool and Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2020

As a part of our Parks Without Borders initiative, reconstruction of Faber Park is now underway. This project will construct new active recreation areas, paths, seating, lighting and an expanded public gathering area. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

ParkFairview Park

Fairview Park is open! To visit Fairview Park, please use the entrance on Bricktown Way, located next to the Bricktown Centre at Charleston shopping mall.

Recreation CentersGreenbelt Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Greenbelt Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

Recreation CentersLyons Pool Recreation Center

As of June 15, 2021, Lyons Pool Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

Recreation CentersOcean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

As of June 23, 2021, Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex will open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

ParkPrall Playground

The synthetic turf at Prall Playground is closed until further notice.

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