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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.

Nature CentersOrchard Beach Nature Center

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

The Orchard Beach Nature Center is currently closed due to construction. Please visit our Capital Projects Tracker to follow this project's progress.

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.

ParkStarlight Park Zone 2

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

Due to construction, the south entrance at Starlight Park near the boat dock is temporarily closed. Please use the entrance at 174th Street or 177th Street.

ParkBrooklyn Bridge Park

The Main Street section of the park (under the Manhattan bridge) is temporarily closed. The area includes the Sandy Beach, Bouldering Wall, and the dog run. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park's website.

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

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.

Recreation CentersSt. John’s Recreation Center

Effective Monday May 21, 2018, the St. Johns Recreation Center will be closed until renovations are complete. Track our progress

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.

Recreation CentersAsser Levy Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

The indoor pool will be closed to patrons beginning on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The closure will extend through the summer months. 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 June 27, 2018, Central Park will become entirely car-free. The Central Park transverse roads at 97th, 86th, 79th and 65th Streets will remain open to motor vehicles.

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: 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

The phone lines are currently out of service at this recreation center as we upgrade our phone system. This will only be temporary. For any questions, please call the Manhattan Borough Office at 212-408-0243.

Recreation CentersChelsea Recreation Center

Beginning Tuesday, April 10th and ending Saturday, June 30th, the center will be replacing all light fixtures and lighting equipment to LED. There will be temporary closures of room scheduled throughout this project. Please speak with front desk or view signage at front desk regarding closures. Thank you for understanding as we improve our center.

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.

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.

ParkMathews-Palmer Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2018

Mathews-Palmer Playground is currently closed due to ongoing construction.

Recreation CentersRecreation Center 54

Anticipated Completion: 06/21/2018

The indoor pool is closed until further notice.

ParkStuyvesant Square

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

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

ParkTheodore Roosevelt Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

Two 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

Anticipated Completion: 09/15/2018

The indoor pool be closed to patrons beginning on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The closure will extend through the summer months. 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.

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.

ParkFort Totten Park

There will be limited parking at Little Bay Parking Lot on Wednesday, June 27.

Nature CentersFort Totten Visitors Center

The Fort Totten Visitor Center is temporarily closed through June 17. Visitors may continue to enjoy access to Fort Totten Park and the Battery.

PlaygroundsLawrence Playground

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2019

Lawrence Playground is temporarily closed due to construction. To follow this project as it progresses, visit our Capital Projects Tracker.

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.

ParkLittle Bay Park

There will be limited parking at Little Bay Parking Lot on Wednesday, June 27.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

For your safety, the beach is closed from Beach 91st Street to Beach 102nd Street due to erosion. Other areas of the beach remain open, along with the entire boardwalk, all concessions, and restrooms. The closest beach access is available at Beach 86th and Beach 103rd Streets.

Recreation CentersRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center will be undergoing Capital improvements starting March 12. 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.

Recreation CentersSorrentino Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 06/30/2018

The Media Lab will be closed for upgrades 5/17 - 6/30/18. We will re-open Monday 7/2. Please call 212-360-2702 for alternate locations.

Media LabsGreenbelt Media Lab

Media Education classes at Greenbelt Recreation Center are cancelled until further notice. Thank you for your patience. Please call 212-360-2702 for alternate classes and locations.

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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