Parks & Nature

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Central Park Information

Get information about Manhattan's largest park, including events and traffic rules for the East and West Drives.

Find a Barbecue Area in a Park

Find a place in a park where barbecuing is allowed.

Find a Botanical Garden

Find a botanical garden.

Find a Nature Center

Find a Nature Center in a park.

Find a Park

Find a park.

Find a Public Beach

Find a public beach.

Find a Public Swimming Pool

Find a public swimming pool.

Find a Sprinkler Area in a Park

Find an area in a park with water sprinklers.

Find a Zoo or Aquarium

Find a zoo or aquarium.

Greenstreets Program

City program to make more green spaces and capture stormwater in the five boroughs.

Long Island State Park Information

Get information about parks in Nassau or Suffolk county.

Newtown Creek Nature Walk Information

Get information about the Newtown Creek Nature Walk.

Parks Wi-Fi Information

Parks Wi-Fi accessibility information.

Prospect Park Information

Get information about Prospect Park in Brooklyn, including traffic rules and off-leash hours for dogs.

State and Federal Park Information

Get information about state and federal parks or report a maintenance problem.


Department of Parks and Recreation Special Event Permit or Calendar

Apply for a Department of Parks and Recreation special events permit or view a calendar of park events.

Event Calendar Information

Get information about events, including recreational and cultural events, park events, street events such as fairs and parades, and government meetings.


Department of Parks and Recreation Special Event Permit or Calendar

Apply for a Department of Parks and Recreation special events permit or view a calendar of park events.

Film, Video or Photography in a City Park

Learn about taking pictures or filming in a City park.

Metal Detector Permit for a Park

A permit is required in order to use a metal detector in specific parks and beaches in the City.

Mobile Unit Program Information

Get information about a program that provides structured recreation for public events hosting 50 or more children.

Selling Art in Parks Rules

Rules for vendors who sell art, photography, reading material, or sculpture in City parks.


Noise from Large Party or Large Crowd

Report of a large, loud party that has potential for danger.

Noise from Park

Report noise coming from a park.

Park Maintenance Complaint

Report a park or park facility in need of cleaning or repair.

Unsecured Park or Playground Complaint

Report of a park, playground, or park building that is unlocked after closing time.

Vandalism in a Park

Report of vandalism in a park.

Violation of Park or Greenway Rules

Report a person or group breaking rules in a park or greenway.

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