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Wards Island Park

 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

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.

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Wards IslandEast River & Hell Gate (near the children's playground)

Directions to Wards Island Park

Wards Island Park Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
    58°F
  • Wed
    Light Rain Likely and Areas Fog then T-storms and Areas Fog
    69°F
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny and Breezy
    49°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    39°F

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