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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 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

PlaygroundsOld Hickory Playground

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2019

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

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.

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.

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 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

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 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

Beginning Tuesday, September 4, the men's and women's main locker rooms will be under renovation. In addition, the pool will be closed from September 4 until further notice for maintenance. During the construction and renovation of the locker rooms, please pardon our appearance and use the locker rooms and restrooms on the 3rd floor. Please speak with front desk or view signage at the 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.

Recreation CentersGertrude Ederle Recreation Center

Please note the elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Recreation CentersGertrude Ederle Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 08/22/2018

The indoor pool, men's and women's locker rooms and showers will be closed to patrons on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from the hours of 8:00am until 1:00pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Recreation CentersHansborough Recreation Center

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

ParkHighbridge Park

The High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 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.

Recreation CentersPelham Fritz Recreation Center

We are experiencing a temporary disruption in our phone service. Please contact the center at (646) 477-2354. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Golf CoursesRandall's Island Golf Center

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

Due to a transition in concessionaires, the Randall's Island Golf Center is temporarily closed.

Media LabsRecreation Center 54 Media Lab

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

The Media Lab at Recreation Center 54 will be closed until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 to replace and upgrade the computers.

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

Anticipated Completion: 09/15/2018

The indoor pool is closed to patrons beginning on Sunday, June 17, 2018 through the summer. Patrons are encouraged to visit our free outdoor pool.

Recreation CentersTony Dapolito Recreation Center

Please note the elevator will be out of service beginning Monday, August 6 for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

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.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 09/09/2018

Due to the U.S. Tennis Open , parking within Flushing Meadow Park will be limited beginning August 17 – September 9. If you require further assistance, please speak with a center manager.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

Due to a mechanical issue, the Friday, August 10 evening public skate session has been cancelled. Please visit the World Ice Arena website for additional closure information.

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.

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.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

For your safety, the following sections of the beach are closed due to erosion: Beach 91st Street to Beach 95th Street and from Beach 98th Street to Beach 102nd Street. Other areas of the beach are open, along with the entire boardwalk, all concessions, and restrooms.

BeachesRockaway Beach

For your safety, the following sections of the beach are closed due to erosion: Beach 91st Street to Beach 95th Street and from Beach 98th Street to Beach 102nd Street. Other areas of the beach are open, along with the entire boardwalk, all concessions, and restrooms.

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: 08/21/2018

The lower level women's bathroom will be closed August 17 - August 20. The bathroom is expected to reopen Tuesday, August 21. If you require additional assistance, please speak to a center manager.

Recreation CentersSorrentino Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 10/31/2018

Sorrentino Recreation Center is currently undergoing facility improvements. Upgrades include: a new activity room, HVAC installation with 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.

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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