Historic Harlem Parks

 Barbecuing Areas

Designated Barbecuing Areas

Barbecuing Rules

Please be cautious when barbecuing and keep a safe distance from patrons, children, and trees. Be courteous to others and please clean the area carefully before you leave. Events involving more than 20 people require a special events permit.

Our rules prohibit:

  • Littering and dumping of debris
  • Propane
  • Barbecuing in non-authorized areas
  • Barbecuing next to trees, tree roots, or buildings. Please keep ten feet or more away from any structures.
  • Any type of open, ground, or camp fire. Please barbecue at least three feet off the ground.
  • Barbecuing by anyone 18 years or younger

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, barbecuing and special event gatherings are prohibited until further notice, and grilling areas are closed.

Cleaning Up

All coal and matches must be disposed of in designated red barrels. Please do not place anything flammable in a regular litter barrel. Use water to extinguish hot coals. Improperly dumped coals or matches can do major damage to our parks.

List of Barbecuing Areas

ImageNameLocation
Morningside ParkMorningside Avenue & West 121st Street
St. Nicholas ParkSt. Nicholas Terrace at West 128th Street
St. Nicholas ParkSt. Nicholas Avenue between West 133rd and 135th streets

Directions to Historic Harlem Parks

Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkJackie 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

Recreation CentersJackie Robinson Recreation Center

As of Tuesday, March 17, for the safety of our patrons, all recreation centers are closed to the public until further notice. We will be extending all memberships to our recreation center members to cover the length of time we are closed.

Recreation CentersPelham Fritz Recreation Center

As of Tuesday, March 17, for the safety of our patrons, all recreation centers are closed to the public until further notice. We will be extending all memberships to our recreation center members to cover the length of time we are closed.

Outdoor PoolsJackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Pool will re-open for swimming on Friday, August 1.

Outdoor PoolsMarcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey Pool will re-open for swimming on Friday, August 1.

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