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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

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 7:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

PlaygroundsOgden Plimpton Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

Nature CentersOrchard Beach Nature Center

Anticipated Completion: 09/01/2017

The Orchard Beach Nature Center is currently closed for repairs.

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.

PlaygroundsSt Mary's Playground East

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsBelmont Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsCarnegie Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsCharlie's Place

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsCyprus Hills Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

ParkDome Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Dome Playground is currently closed for reconstruction.

PlaygroundsDr Martin Luther King Jr Park

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsDr Richard Green Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsEast Flatbush Children's Park

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsGarden Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsGrady Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsGreenwood Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

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

PlaygroundsJaime Campiz Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

ParkJesse Owens Playground

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.

PlaygroundsJoe Galapo Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsLa Guardia Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsMiddleton Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsNeptune Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

PlaygroundsNicholas A. Brizzi Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

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.

Recreation CentersAlfred E. Smith Recreation Center

We are experiencing a temporary disruption in our phone service. Please contact the center at (646) 992-7859. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Nature CentersBelvedere Castle Visitor Center

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The castle will reopen to the public in 2019. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Central Park, please call (212) 360-1444.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The surrounding plaza and terrace remain open, but will also close in the coming weeks. The Belvedere will reopen to the public in 2019. For more information on the restoration of Belvedere Castle, please visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

ParkCarl Schurz Park

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.

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.

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.

ParkHighbridge Park

The High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 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. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Inwood Hill Park Park, please call (212) 304-2277.

ParkJohn V. Lindsay East River Park

The soccer field and running track at East 6th Street are closed for reconstruction. Construction is expected to be completed in September 2018. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

ParkStuyvesant Square

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

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

Recreation CentersThomas Jefferson Recreation Center

We are experiencing a temporary loss of regular phone service. Please use 646.983.0655 or 646.300.2956 to contact the center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Recreation CentersTony Dapolito Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 01/08/2018

The phone lines are currently down. For immediate assistance, please check the website and/or contact the Manhattan Recreation office at 212.408.0243. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.

BathroomsAstoria Park (Charybdis Playground)

The bathroom at Charybdis Playground is closed due to construction on the sewer line.

ParkCrocheron Park

Due to renovations, Joe Michaels Mile is closed from the Bayside Marina to Northern Boulevard. The section between Fort Totten and Bayside Marina is open, and can be accessed from the Fort Totten entrance and 28 Avenue overpass (stairs and ramp are both open). There is no access from 35 Avenue/Crocheron Park overpass. Updates will be posted here when available. We apologize for any inconvenience. Total project duration is one year.

Recreation CentersDetective Keith L. Williams Field House

Anticipated Completion: 01/04/2018

The center is closed today due to inclement weather

Recreation CentersRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 02/17/2018

The pool is temporarily closed for necessary repairs. If you'd like further information and updates, please speak to the managers. Thank you for your patience as we complete this project. If you require additional assistance please contact the facility managers at (718) 276 - 8686 or NYC Parks Queens Recreation at (718) 393 - 7370

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

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.

Tennis CourtsWillowbrook Park

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

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