Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

New York City parks and playgrounds are open.

All park goers are asked to take extra precautions to stay healthy and safe.

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wear a face covering
  • Practice social distancing - stay at least six feet from others
  • Wash your hands frequently

The City is monitoring social distancing in parks that have a mix of tight spaces and large crowds.

Park restrooms are open and cleaned daily with appropriate cleaning products to ensure that they are being fully disinfected.

Park Closures

  • Dyckman Farmhouse Park
  • Queens Farm Park
  • Roger Morris Park

Facility Closures

  • NYC Parks Recreation Centers (all memberships extended to cover the length of time closed).
  • Amusement parks and carousels. 
  • Nature centers, and historic houses.
  • Swedish Cottage, Arsenal Gallery, visitor’s Centers, and historic houses.
  • Ice skating rinks.
  • Stables will remain operational, but closed to the general public.
  • GreenThumb gardens are closed only if garden leadership deems it unsafe to open.

Open Facilities

  • Outdoor basketball, handball, tennis, bocce, and volleyball courts (You should continue to wear face coverings, follow social distancing rules and avoid high-contact games, such as pick-up basketball and team sports.)
  • Dog runs (Off-leash rules still apply. All dog owners should keep their dogs on a leash and maintain at least six feet of distance from other people and animals.)
  • Farmers markets and gas stations
  • Some snack bars and restaurants remain open for takeout or delivery
  • Skate parks and grilling areas are open

Programming and Service Changes

  • Adventures NYC is cancelled.
  • Kayak, canoe, and boat launch permits are not available at this time. 
  • Marinas, boatyards, and boat launches are open for personal use of vessels only. Vessel charters, rentals, and group activities or social gatherings are prohibited. Patrons must practice social distancing at all times and wear a face covering where social distancing is not possible. 
  • NYC's tennis season is delayed until further notice. Tennis permit sales have been suspended for the 2020 season. If you have already purchased a tennis permit, it will be valid through 2021.

Open Streets

To give pedestrians and cyclists more space for social distancing, some streets next to and within parks are closed to cars and other vehicles. For the full list of open streets for pedestrians and cyclists, go to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and City Life page.

Need something else?

You can get information about New York City parks and park facilities.

Many parks have playgrounds and playground accessibility for people with disabilities. Some parks may include grounds for:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Dog runs
  • Football
  • Inline skating
  • Ice skating
  • Cricket
  • Bocce ball
  • Tennis
  • Horseback riding

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any Parks grounds.

Find a park.

Find other park facilities.

Dog Runs

Dog runs are large, fenced-in areas where dogs can exercise unleashed. Certain park areas allow dogs to be off-leash from the time the park opens until 9 AM and from 9 PM until the park closes. Dogs that are off-leash in these areas must have dog licenses and their owners must carry proof of the dog's rabies vaccination.


Learn about accessibility for people with disabilities.

Battery Park City Conservancy operates the following parks:

  • Robert F. Wagner Park
  • South Cove
  • West Thames Park
  • The Esplanade
  • Rector Park
  • Monsignor Thomas Kowsky Plaza or Pumpkin Park
  • Esplanade Plaza
  • North Cove
  • WFC Plaza
  • Irish Hunger Memorial
  • Community Playing Fields
  • Nelson A. Rockefeller Park

Learn more about Battery Park City Conservancy:

  • Agency: Battery Park City Authority
  • Division: Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
  • Phone Number: (212) 267-9700
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

You can get information about parks in Long Island, including Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park, and Bethpage State Park.


Learn more about State parks on Long Island.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
  • Division: Long Island Region
  • Phone Number: (516) 785-1600

You can get information about parks within New York City and the greater Long Island area that are run by New York State and federal governments.

You can contact these parks about maintenance problems and other issues.

Popular State parks in the NYC area include:

  • East River State Park
  • Jones Beach
  • Hudson River Park

Popular parklands operated by the federal government include:

  • Jacob Riis Park
  • Fort Tilden
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

Learn more about State parks in the New York City area.

Learn more about Federal parks in the New York City area.

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