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Mobile Recreation Vans

The Mobile Recreation Program offers organized activities at events that are free and open to the public. These include community festivals, fairs, free programs, and other related events.

The vans provide free activities for all New York City residents of all ages. From May to October, teams of trained Parks Staff travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City to provide structured and supervised activities.

Play Mobile

Fitness Mobiles

Play Mobiles

Play Mobiles are stocked with games and toys and are most suitable for children.

Fitness Mobiles

Fitness Mobiles come with exercise equipment and instructors for physical activity on-the-go.

How to Apply

Our Mobile Recreation Vans will not visit events that are exclusive to specific groups including but not limited to: ticketed events, programs associated with a fee, or block association parties. Vans must be requested at least 21 days in advance of the event to allow for 3 week processing time. If your community group or organization is interested in renting a Mobile Recreation Van, please apply online.

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