Randall’s Island Sports Fields Development
In the spring of 2010, Parks and the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation completed the Randall’s Island Sports Fields Development Project, which brought over 60 new state-of-the-art athletic fields to Randall’s Island Park, in addition to improved restrooms, parking, water fountains, lighting, bleachers, dugouts, backstops, and signage. The new fields can accommodate a variety of sports including soccer, softball, baseball, football, lacrosse, field hockey, rugby, and cricket, and will provide more playtime year-round for New York City schoolchildren, community-based organizations, adult leagues, weekend athletes, and all New Yorkers alike.
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation (RISF) was founded in 1992 as a public-private partnership to work on behalf of Randall’s Island Park, located in the East River between East Harlem, the South Bronx, and Astoria, Queens. The Foundation, in conjunction with City leadership and the local community, works to realize the Island’s unique potential by developing sports and recreational facilities, restoring its vast natural environment, reclaiming and maintaining parkland, and sponsoring community-linked programs for the children of New York City.
The Sunken Meadow complex, including restrooms, a snack bar, and a pro shop at the Tennis Center, have opened. Fields 16, 17, 20, 42, 43, 46 and 48 remain closed for ongoing construction; these fields should come online throughout the 2010 season.
Download the Randall's Island Park Access Guide (PDF, 3.7 MB) to learn more about the park’s facilities, natural areas, permit processes, rules, and more!