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 Centers
Crotona Park Nature Center

The Crotona Park Nature Center is currently closed to the public as we develop the space and exhibits following a recently completed capital reconstruction. The center is expected to open to the public in Spring 2022.

Recreation Centers
Kwame Ture Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2022

Attention Members: The Media Education Lab will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, September 26, 2022 and will reopen on Monday, October 10, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nature Centers
Orchard Beach Nature Center

Orchard Beach Nature Center is closed to the public.

Nature Centers
Pelham Bay Nature Center

Pelham Bay Nature Center is currently closed to the public.

Recreation Centers
Owen 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 Centers
St. James Recreation Center

St. James Recreation Center remains closed at this time due to extensive damage from winter storm Ida. We are working with fellow agencies to coordinate repairs.

Recreation Centers
St. Mary’s Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2023

St. Mary's Recreation Center is closed for reconstruction. Visit our Capital Tracker page for updates on this project.

Park
St. 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.

Indoor Pools
St. Mary's Recreation Center Pool

The indoor pool is closed at this location.

Indoor Pools
Brownsville Recreation Center Pool

The indoor pool is closed at this location.

Park
Grand Army Plaza

The Bailey Fountain is turned off in preparation for the plaza's renovation, which is slated to begin in July 2022. Visit the Prospect Park Capital Projects Tracker to learn more about the project.

Recreation Centers
Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center

The Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center is closed until renovations are complete. Track our progress

Park
Prospect Park

The Bailey Fountain is turned off in preparation for the plaza's renovation, which is slated to begin in July 2022. Visit the Prospect Park Capital Projects Tracker to learn more about the project.

Park
Red 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.

Nature Centers
The Salt Marsh Nature Center

The Salt Marsh Nature Center is currently closed for construction. Please visit our Capital Project Tracker for more information.

Indoor Pools
Asser Levy Recreation Center Pool

The indoor pool is closed at this location.

Tennis Courts
Brian Watkins Tennis Center

The Brian Watkins Tennis Center at East River Park is currently closed as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.

Park
John V. Lindsay East River Park

The section of East River Park south of Stanton Street is temporarily closed due to construction as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which will protect Lower East Side residents and waterfront parks from coastal storms and sea level rise. East River Park remains open north of Stanton Street. For access to open park areas, use entrances at E. Houston Street, 6th St Bridge, or 10th St Bridge. For more information on construction progress, when this section of the park will re-open, please visit the Department of Design and Construction’s City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency Project Updates page. If you are looking for places to play and relax nearby, please visit our Neighborhood Recreational Resources page.

Recreation Centers
Chelsea Recreation Center

Please be advised that the Chelsea Recreation Center gymnasium will be closed for our Halloween Event on October 17 to October 24. We apologies for any inconvenience caused and hope that you can join us for the Halloween Event on October 21 and 22.

Park
Fort Tryon Park

We're reconstructing some of the pathways in Fort Tryon Park to improve park access. This work will be done in phases. During Phase 1, the path along Broadway between Arden Street and near Sherman Avenue, and the connecting path west, are currently closed. Please use alternate pathways. To learn more about this project and to track our progress, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

Indoor Pools
Hansborough Recreation Center Pool

The indoor pool is closed at this location.

Recreation Centers
Hansborough Recreation Center

The elevator at the Hansborough Recreation Center is currently not operating. We apologize. The pool at Hansborough Recreation Center is currently closed due to construction. Visit our Capital Tracker page for updates on this project.

Ice Skating Rinks
Harlem Meer Center (formerly Lasker Rink)

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2024

The Harlem Meer Center 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 Rebuilding Harlem Meer Center page.

Outdoor Pools
Harlem Meer Center

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2024

The Harlem Meer Center 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 Rebuilding Harlem Meer Center page.

Recreation Centers
Highbridge Recreation Center

The gymnasium will be closed beginning August 12 as we address our facility's HVAC needs and to provide early voting services. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Recreation Centers
Highbridge Recreation Center

Please be advised that the Highbridge Recreation Center gymnasium will be closed for an Employee Recognition Event on October 19 from 1 p.m. to October 20, at 2 p.m. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Nature Centers
Inwood 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.

Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
Muscota 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.

Park
Roger 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.

Indoor Pools
Tony Dapolito Recreation Center Pool

The indoor pool is closed at this location.

Recreation Centers
Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center is closed until Spring 2024 due to structural issues found during an construction project on the center’s exterior and is currently being addressed and rectified.

Outdoor Pools
Tony Dapolito

The outdoor pool at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center is currently closed due to construction. Visit our Capital Project Tracker for updates on the project's progress.

Marinas
West 79th Street Boat Basin

The 79th Street Boat Basin marina is currently closed. No vessel dockage, moorage, anchorage or launch services are available. The marina will be dredged and reconstructed to modern codes and standards. The marina is anticipated to reopen in 2025. Related inquiries may be sent to boatbasin@parks.nyc.gov

Indoor Pools
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

The indoor pool is closed at this location.

Recreation Centers
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool is closed due to needed repairs to the movable floor. Visit our Capital Tracker page for updates on this project.

Marinas
World's Fair Marina

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 Centers
Forest Park Visitor Center

Forest Park Nature Center is currently closed to the public.

Recreation Centers
Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

Beginning on July 1, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center will be closed due to construction. Visit our Capital Tracker page for updates on this project.

Recreation Centers
Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 10/15/2022

Starting September 26, the pool will be closed for required maintenance. We expect the pool to reopen on October 16.

Park
Prall Playground

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

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