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.

Park Closures

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

Facility Closures

  • 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.

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

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.