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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.

ParkMacombs Dam Park

The newly-restored Highbridge World War I Memorial was installed in September 2018; however, the site remains closed until the plantings are completed. This page will be updated once the site is opened.

PlaygroundsOld Hickory Playground

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2019

The playground will be closed until further notice for the repair and replacement of safety surfacing.

ParkPelham Bay Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

Raccoons in Pelham Bay Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.

Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. We strongly recommend keeping your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.

Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.

If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.

The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.

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.

ParkVan Nest Park

Van Nest Park is currently under construction and the Van Nest Memorial is currently inaccessible. The projected construction completion date is January 2019.

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.

ParkProspect Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

Raccoons in Prospect Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.

Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. We strongly recommend keeping your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.

Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.

If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.

The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.

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

ParkZion Triangle

Zion Triangle is currently under construction through a joint DOT and DDC project. The monument and its surrounds will be restored. The projected completion date is November 2019, until then Zion Park Triangle will be closed.

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

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

Raccoons in Central Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.

Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. Keep your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.

Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.

If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.

The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.

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

Beginning on Monday, September 17, we will start to renovate and modernize the center’s pool and family locker rooms, as well as select restrooms, to enhance your overall facility and pool experience. Lower level bathrooms, family locker rooms and both men’s and women’s locker rooms will be closed beginning September 17, 2018 for approximately 18 months. The pool will be closed for maintenance and repairs beginning September 17, 2018 for a minimum of 12 weeks. While we will provide temporary lockers, locker space will be limited. It is important to note that programming schedules will be modified during this time. If you have additional questions, center management and facility staff can be reached at (212) 255-3705. We thank you in advance for your patience.

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.

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 elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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.

Recreation CentersRecreation Center 54

Please note that Yoga classes on December 17 and December 20, 2018 are cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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

The north and southwest 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

Please note Tony Dapolito Recreation Center is closed until further notice due to emergency maintenance and repairs. Please check the website for updates as we complete the emergency work.

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

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.

Running TracksAstoria Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

The track at Astoria Park is currently closed for reconstruction as part of our Anchor Parks initiative to improve the quality of major parks across the city. While the track is under construction, we encourage you to join the New York Road Runners’ free weekly NYRR Open Run, which meets for walks and runs on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. north of the parking lot, by the pool. You can also look for NYRR Mile Markers to track your distance along a measured course in the park. Please visit our Capital Projects Tracker for the latest on our construction progress.

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.

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 CentersRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 11/30/2018

Due to ongoing capital projects, the facility will be closed to the public November 26 - November 30. The facility is expected to reopen on December 1, 2018. 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.

Recreation CentersSorrentino Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 12/31/2018

Sorrentino Recreation Center is currently undergoing facility improvements. Upgrades include: a new activity room, HVAC installation within the gymnasium, renovation of the gymnasium and fitness room. Over the next 4 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: 01/14/2019

The gymnasium will be closed for renovation. The gymnasium is expected to reopen Monday, January 14, 2019. If you require additional assistance, please speak to a center manager. Thank you for your patience.

Recreation CentersGreenbelt Recreation Center

On November 14, 2018, the Greenbelt Recreation Center was closed for emergency HVAC repairs, and will remain closed until further notice. All classes have been relocated, please click on the class you are interested in to see where it has been relocated to. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage members to use their membership card at any of our other recreation centers during this time. In Staten Island, nearby recreation centers include Lyons Pool Recreation Center and Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to reopen the center.

ParkLast Chance Pond Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

Between 2018 Autumn and Spring 2021, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will be constructing stormwater best management practices and detention ponds within Last Chance Pond Park. Parts of the park will be closed for this work. For details on the work, contact DDC and reference project MIBBNC002.

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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