Historic Harlem Parks

Highlights

123rd Street Playground

What was here before? The site lies within the area settled following the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811. Created by New York City Mayor De Witt Clinton… Read More

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

Jackie Robinson Pool

For outdoor pool details, including hours and rules, please visit our Free Outdoor Pools page . What was here before? Before the pool and play center were… Read More

James Baldwin Lawn

What was here before? Settled by Dutch farmers in the late 1600s, the area was first named Nieuw Haarlem. The rugged sloping terrain saw skirmishes during 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

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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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