Historic Harlem Parks

Highlights

Arlington "Ollie" Edinboro Playground

This playground honors the memory of Arlington “Ollie” Edinboro (1916-1990), a Harlem native who dedicated his career to improving the lives of… Read More

Carl Schurz Monument

Carl Schurz (1829-1906) was born in Liblar, Prussia (near what is now Cologne, Germany). In 1848, while a doctoral candidate at the University of Bonn, he joined the… Read More

Dr. Thomas Kiel Arboretum

This arboretum (a Latin word meaning “a place grown with trees”) was named in memory of one of Morningside Park’s most dedicated volunteers, Dr. Thomas… Read More

Jackie Robinson Bust

“Life owes me nothing. Baseball owes me nothing. But I cannot as an individual, rejoice in the good things I have been permitted to work for and learn while the… Read More

Manhattan Schist in New York City Parks

Schist—which can be seen in Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Memorial Park, and J Hood Wright Park—is an extremely strong and durable rock type. Deep below… Read More

Manhattan Schist in New York City Parks

Schist—which can be seen in Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Memorial Park, and J Hood Wright Park—is an extremely strong and durable rock type. Deep below… Read More

Manhattan Schist in New York City Parks - St. Nicholas Park

Schist, which can be seen in St. Nicholas Park, is an extremely strong and durable rock type. Deep below the buildings and busy streets of New York City, beneath the… Read More

Monarch Butterflies in New York City - Saint Nicholas Park

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) may seem to be one of the most delicate creatures alive. But despite its frail appearance, every year the monarch makes a long… Read More

Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

A prominent feature of Marcus Garvey Park and its neighborhood, the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower serves as an important landmark for the Harlem community. In… Read More

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

This center honors Pelham Fritz (1920–1988), an esteemed Parks official, former basketball player and coach, and Harlem resident for most of his life. Opened in… Read More

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Park Information

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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