Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

 Playgrounds

City playgrounds are open. For public safety, all patrons should wear a face covering and maintain at least six feet of distance between each child not in the same household. Playgrounds are cleaned daily, however, play equipment is not sterilized. Please stay home if you or your child feels sick, and wash your hands frequently, including before and after using play equipment.

List of Playgrounds

NameLocationAccessibleLevelAdaptive Swing
Nautilus PlaygroundMerrick Blvd, 120 Ave, Baisley BlvdAccessible4N
PlaygroundNEAR THE RECREATION BUILDING; OFF BAISLEY AVEAccessible2N

Remember to follow the rules and Play it Safe!

Accessibililty Level Definitions
Level 1: Playgrounds for All Children
Level 2: Accessible Playgrounds with Ramped Play Equipment and Universally Accessible Swings
Level 3: Accessible Playgrounds with Universally Accessible Swings
Level 4: Accessible Playgrounds with Transfer Platforms and Ground Level Play Features

JennSwing® is a full-body positioning support swing.

Directions to Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

Know Before You Go

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

Recreation CentersRoy Wilkins 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.


ParkRoy Wilkins Recreation Center

The Department of Environmental Protection is advancing a project in Roy Wilkins Park to remove accumulated sediments and restore the original depth of the pond, reestablish its small island, and build a new bioretention basin garden upstream within the park to capture storm water runoff from Merrick Boulevard. Some portions of open landscape areas between the pond and Merrick Boulevard will be closed to the public to accomplish the work.
Anticipated Completion: 01/30/2021

More Information

  • Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference Games I
  • Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference Games III
  • Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference Games II
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  • African-American Hall of Fame at Roy Wilkins

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