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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

ParkHighbridge Park

As of April 18, the High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

ParkNorth Brother Island

Access to North Brother Island is restricted because of safety concerns and its present capacity as a water bird nesting habitat. Through approximately the fall of 2016, NYC Parks will not be allowing access to the island. During that time, Parks will be managing a natural resources project, including securing several hazardous conditions, conducting extensive storm debris cleanup, and removing a number of hazardous leaning trees in addition to restoring harbor heron habitat. For this reason, Parks is unable to accommodate requests to visit North Brother Island at this time.

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.

BathroomsBill Brown Memorial Playground

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016

Bill Brown Memorial Playground is under construction. This project will reconstruct the comfort station.

ParkDome Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Dome Playground is currently closed for reconstruction.

ParkFort Greene Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2016

Construction has begun on additional capital improvements to the Washington Park sidewalk. The sidewalk and entrance to the park will remain open, but please remain aware of rough and uneven surface, closures, and the contractors.

ParkGravesend Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Gravesend Park is under reconstruction. This project will demolish the hockey rink, expand the playground and reconstruct the court area and ballfields in Gravesend Park.

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. Parks will continue to serve the Bed-Stuy community by offering quality activities during the exciting renovations to the Center. As part of this preserved programming, there will be a host of recreational activities on weekdays after school in April and May, weekends in May and June, and weekdays in July and August. The programs will range from fitness classes and arts, to bike riding and games for all ages.

BeachesManhattan Beach

Anticipated Completion: 07/28/2016

The NYC Health Department has issued an advisory for Manhattan Beach for July 28, 2016. Swimming and wading are not recommended.

Tennis CourtsMarine Park

Marine Park's tennis courts will be closed for the season due to construction.

Recreation CentersMetropolitan Recreation Center

Anticipated Completion: 08/02/2016

On Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2, the men's locker room showers will be closed for repairs.

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.

ParkAsser Levy Playground

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

The fitness equipment, ping pong tables, and a portion of the track are temporarily closed at Asser Levy Playground in order for the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System to build a protective floodwall. The multi-purpose field and two-thirds of the track will remain open during construction.

Recreation CentersAsser Levy Recreation Center

The indoor pool will be closed during the summer months starting at 4:30pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

ParkCentral Park

Anticipated Completion: 08/14/2016

The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Troilus and Cressida will contain effects including the use of loud sounds, blank gunshots, and simulated explosions. The production will run nightly through August 14 at the Delacorte Theater (located mid-park at 80th Street on the southwest corner of the Great Lawn). Please visit the Public Theater's website for more information about the show and its special effects.

Recreation CentersChelsea Recreation Center

The elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

ParkFort Tryon Park

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2016

The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently closed for repairs. The construction project is in the bidding cycle. Railings and lighting will be installed as part of the project, which is anticipated to go into construction in the fall of 2016.

ParkHighbridge Park

As of April 18, 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.

Recreation CentersPelham Fritz Recreation Center

The telepphone lines are temporarily down. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Recreation CentersRecreation Center 54

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016

The pool at this location will be closed July 25th 2016 until August 13th 2016 for maintenance and repairs. Please visit nycparks.org for additional indoor pool locations or take advantage of one of our many outdoor pools. Thank You!

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesRiverside Park (72nd Street)

The kayak launch site at 72nd Street in Riverside Park is closed for the season. Please visit The New York City Water Trail page to find other kayak launches.

ParkRiverside Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

The northernmost A-dock at the 79th Street Boat Basin is currently closed to public access for structural enhancements. The dock will be further supported with non-wood pilings and a new wave screen.

ParkStuyvesant Square

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

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

Recreation CentersTony Dapolito Recreation Center

The indoor pool at this facility has closed beginning June 18 and will remain closed throughout the summer months. For access to swimming, please use the pool located just outside the center, which is open for the summer beginning June 29.

ParkTrygve Lie Plaza

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

The sitting area at Trygve Lie Plaza is currently under reconstruction.

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.

ParkEvergreen Park

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Evergreen Park is currently under construction. This project will demolish the bocce and shuffleboard courts, install play equipment, and reconstruct the spray shower.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Anticipated Completion: 09/25/2016

Beginning Monday, August 29, all swimming pools at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center are closed for necessary yearly maintenance. They are reopening on Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. Thank you for your understanding.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016

Due to construction, Beach 118th - Beach 126th Streets are closed to swimming until July. Beaches are fully open at Beach 86th Street, Beach 97th Street, Beach 106th Street, and Beach 112th - Beach 117th Streets.

Tennis CourtsWillowbrook Park

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

Roller HockeyWolfe's Pond Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Wolfe's Pond hockey rink is closed until further notice.

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