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.
- Solo exercise is allowed, however team sports (such as basketball, football, softball and soccer) are not permitted
- Please maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when outside
- Avoid gathering in groups
The City is increasing social distancing in parks that have a mix of tight spaces and large crowds.
The City will limit capacity at:
- Sheep Meadow in Central Park
- Hudson River Park Piers 45 and 46
And closely monitor:
- Domino Park
- The Rockaways
- Coney Island
- Orchard Beach
Park restrooms are open and cleaned daily with appropriate cleaning products to ensure that they are being fully disinfected.
- Dyckman Farmhouse Park
- Queens Farm Park
- Roger Morris Park
- Fort Totten Park
- Amusement parks, carousels, and golf courses.
- City kayak launches (Kayak, canoe, and boat launch permits are not available at this time).
- City marinas, nature centers, and historic houses.
- NYC Parks Recreation Centers (all memberships extended to cover the length of time closed).
- The High Line, Swedish Cottage, Arsenal Gallery, visitor’s Centers, and historic houses.
- Ice skating rinks and skate parks.
- Stables will remain operational, but closed to the general public.
- GreenThumb community gardens are closed to the general public until further notice. Gardens are open to garden members only at the discretion of each group, and only for absolutely necessary maintenance and season preparation.
- Most restaurants, snack bars, and mobile food trucks.
- Adventures NYC is cancelled.
- 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
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.
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:
- Dog runs
- Inline skating
- Ice skating
- Bocce ball
- Horseback riding
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any Parks grounds.