Historic Harlem Parks
Multiple properties within Harlem
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Shaped by the steep and irregular topography of northern Manhattan, Jackie Robinson Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Morningside Park, and St. Nicholas Park are collectively known as “Historic Harlem Parks.” Venerable members of the NYC parks system that range in age from 75 to 150 years old, the four parks total over 85 acres and make up more than 40% of the open space in Harlem. The parks are much needed public spaces and each unique for its vibrant history, spectacular natural landscapes, recreation facilities, and historic landmarks.
The Historic Parks Administration in collaboration with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Friends of Morningside Park, Friends of St. Nicholas Park, and the Jackie Robinson Parks Conservancy strives to ensure that these parks are maintained, programmed, preserved and continually improved as important assets to the Harlem community.
Historic Harlem Parks comprises more than one NYC Parks property. To find out more information about an individual property, please choose from the following list of NYC Parks properties in Historic Harlem Parks.
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Jackie Robinson Park
As a part of our Parks Without Borders initiative, reconstruction of Jackie Robinson Park is now underway. This project will reconstruct stairways, fencing, sidewalks, and entrances along Edgecombe Avenue. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020
- NYC PARKS CELEBRATES RESTORATION OF HISTORIC MOUNT MORRIS FIRE WATCHTOWER IN MARCUS GARVEY PARK
- NYC PARKS PARTNERS WITH FACEBOOK’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM TO CREATE COLORFUL COMMUNITY MURALS ON TWO MANHATTAN BASKETBALL COURTS
- NYC PARKS AND THE CITY GARDENS CLUB CELEBRATE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT IN MORNINGSIDE PARK
- Arlington "Ollie" Edinboro Playground
- Carl Schurz Monument
- Dr. Thomas Kiel Arboretum
- Jackie Robinson Bust
- Jackie Robinson Park