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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

Park hours are from 6 AM to 1 AM unless other operating hours are posted outside of the park. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any Parks grounds.

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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.

Little Island is a 2.4-acre public park in Hudson River Park on the West side of Manhattan. Located in the Hudson River off of the West Side Highway with entrances at West 13th and 14th Streets.

Visitors must refrain from the following activities:

  • Walking in plant beds
  • Picking flowers or plants
  • Bringing in outside alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Riding or bringing bicycles
  • Using skateboards, skates, and scooters
  • Fishing
  • Playing amplified sound
  • Solicitation
  • Commercial activity
  • Littering
  • Obstructing entrances or paths
  • Bringing dogs, with the exception of service dogs
  • Flying drones

Learn more about Little Island Park.

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