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

ParkConcrete Plant Park

Anticipated Completion: 02/28/2022

Starting November 1, 2021, Concrete Plant Park will be fully closed for construction of the new Bronx River Greenway link to Garrison Park. As an alternative, cyclists and pedestrians may go east to the Bronx River Ave, or west and south the new Bryant Avenue Pedestrian Bridge over Bruckner Boulevard.

Nature CentersCrotona Park Nature Center

The Crotona Park Nature Center is currently closed until further notice.

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.

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

St. Mary’s Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

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.

Nature CentersVan Cortlandt Nature Center

Van Cortlandt Nature Center will be closed Sunday, August 22, due to the dangerous conditions predicted as an effect of Hurricane Henri.

Outdoor PoolsVan Cortlandt Pool

Van Cortlandt Pool is temporarily closed a result of heavy rain from remnants of Hurricane Ida.

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

The indoor pool at Brownsville Recreation Center will be closed until further notice due to emergency maintenance.

Recreation CentersHerbert Von King Cultural Arts Center

The Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center is 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.

Outdoor PoolsKosciuszko

Kosciuszko Pool is open; however, phone service is temporarily suspended as a result of heavy rain from remnants of Hurricane Ida.

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 CentersConstance Baker Motley Recreation Center

The indoor pool at Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center will be closed until further notice due to emergency maintenance.

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 CentersHansborough Recreation Center

The pool at Hansborough Recreation Center is currently closed due to construction. Visit our Capital Tracker page for updates on this project.

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.

Ice Skating RinksLasker Rink

Lasker Rink and Pool is 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.

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.

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.

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.

Nature CentersFort Totten Visitors Center

Fort Totten Visitors Center will be closed Sunday, August 22, due to the dangerous conditions predicted as an effect of Hurricane Henri.

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.

Recreation CentersRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center remains closed to the public for construction. The indoor pool will re-open for public use on September 27, 2021.

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.

Outdoor PoolsWindmuller

Windmuller Pool is temporarily closed a result of heavy rain from remnants of Hurricane Ida.

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.

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.

ParkPrall Playground

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

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