Historic Harlem Parks

Multiple properties within Harlem

Manhattan

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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.

Events

It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park

This It's My Park season, join us to rake leaves and clean up at Marcus Garvey Park.  We look forward to...

Directions to Historic Harlem Parks

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersJackie Robinson 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.


Recreation CentersPelham Fritz 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.


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