John V. Lindsay East River Park

 Playgrounds

City playgrounds are open. As per CDC guidelines, unvaccinated children and adults should wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

List of Playgrounds

NameLocationAccessibleADA Accessible Comfort StationSensory-FriendlyMore Info
East River PlaygroundE 11 St & East River DrAccessibleAccessibleYMore Information

Rules and Policies

Be sure to follow the rules posted at park and playground entrances. Bicycles, skates, skateboards, and scooters are prohibited. Pets are prohibited. At many playgrounds, adults are not allowed except when accompanying a child.

If you experience an issue with a playground or if you see someone violating a Parks rule, please visit our Contact Parks page.

Directions to John V. Lindsay East River Park

Know Before You Go

ParkJohn V. Lindsay East River Park

The section of East River Park south of Stanton Street is temporarily closed due to construction as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which will protect Lower East Side residents and waterfront parks from coastal storms and sea level rise. East River Park remains open north of Stanton Street. For access to open park areas, use entrances at E. Houston Street, 6th St Bridge, or 10th St Bridge. For more information on construction progress, when this section of the park will re-open, please visit the Department of Design and Construction’s City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency Project Updates page. If you are looking for places to play and relax nearby, please visit our Neighborhood Recreational Resources page.


Tennis CourtsBrian Watkins Tennis Center

The Brian Watkins Tennis Center at East River Park is currently closed as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.

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