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Park Drive Car-Free Hours

New York City Parks has created a schedule for park drive hours. Click on a tab below to view the hours for each borough.

Note: Bronx Greenways are car-free at all times.

Prospect Park

The Park Drive is a 3.35-mile loop around the entire Park that is open to vehicular traffic during weekday rush hours only. Visit the Prospect Park website for more information.

Park Drive Hours

Weekends: Closed to motorists

Weekdays (except holidays):
West Drive (Southbound): Open to motorists 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
East Drive (Northbound): Open to motorists 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.


Coney Island Boardwalk

No motorists allowed. Bicycles allowed from 5 a.m.-10 a.m.

Central Park

Visit the Central Park website for more information.

NOTE: Even when Park Drives are open to vehicle traffic, there is a separate recreation lane for bicycle and pedestrian use.

Read Mayor Bloomberg's Announcement for More Car-Free Hours in Central and Prospect Parks.

SPEED LIMIT ON ALL DRIVES: 25 m.p.h.

The drives will be closed on weekends and legal NYC holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day).

Forest Park

Forest Park Drive between Woodhaven and Metropolitan Avenue, including Memorial Drive, there are no motorists allowed. All other areas are open to motorists 24 hours.

NOTE: Forest Park closes at 10 p.m.


Flushing Meadows Corona-Park

Roads open to motorists at all times.


Rockaway Beach

No motorists allowed. Bicycles allowed from 5 a.m. -10 a.m.

Silver Lake Park (Forest Ave. to Victory Blvd.)

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Weekends: Friday, 6:00 p.m. to Monday, 7:00 a.m.
Holidays: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Year round:
Weekends: Friday, 6:00 p.m. to Monday, 7:00 a.m.
Holidays: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.