Alfred E. Smith Playground


Alfred E. Smith Statue

This bronze statue by Charles Keck (1875–1951) depicts Alfred Emanuel Smith (1873–1944), a Lower East Side boy who rose to the highest political office in New… Read More

Governor Alfred E. Smith Park

This park honors Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith (1873-1944), who rose from the Lower East Side as the son of Irish immigrants to become a New York State and City… Read More

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Recreation CentersAlfred E. Smith Recreation Center

New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.

Once we reopen, NYC Parks will extend all existing recreation center memberships to cover the length of time we are closed to the general public.

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

  • Alfred E. Smith Playground
  • Alfred E. Smith Playground
  • Alfred E. Smith Playground Swings
  • Alfred E. Smith Playground Handball Court

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