List of New York City parks

Central Park is one of the most visited urban parks in the United States.
A pigeon at Bryant Park

This is a list of New York City parks. Three entities manage parks within New York City, each with its own responsibilities:

The city has 28,000 acres (113 km²) of municipal parkland and 14 miles (22 km) of public municipal beaches. Major municipal parks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Forest Park, and Washington Square Park. The largest is Pelham Bay Park, followed by the Staten Island Greenbelt.

Additionally, some parks, most notably Gramercy Park, are privately owned and managed. Access to these private parks may be restricted.

The City Parks Foundation offers more than 1200 free performing arts events in parks across the city each year, including Central Park Summerstage, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and dance, theater, and children's arts festivals.

Top ten parks by area

  1. Pelham Bay Park, Bronx 2,765 acres (11.19 km2)
  2. Greenbelt, Staten Island 1,778 acres (7.20 km2)
  3. Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx 1,146 acres (4.64 km2)
  4. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens 897 acres (3.63 km2) [1]
  5. Central Park, Manhattan 843 acres (3.41 km2)
  6. Freshkills Park, Staten Island 813 acres (3.29 km2)
  7. Marine Park, Brooklyn, 798 acres (3.23 km2)
  8. Bronx Park, Bronx 718 acres (2.91 km2)
  9. Alley Pond Park, Queens 655 acres (2.65 km2)
  10. South Beach-Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk, South and Midland Beaches, Staten Island 638 acres (2.58 km2)

List of parks by borough

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The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation maintains a complete list of all parks.

The Bronx

Joyce Kilmer Park
St Mary's Park


Calvert Vaux Park
Continental Army Plaza
Dreier-Offerman Park
Seaside - Asser Levy park


Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
Columbus Park
Tribeca Park


Captain Tilly Park
Major Mark Park
Rufus King Park

Staten Island

Buono Beach Park

See also


  1. FODERARO, Lisa W. "How Big Is That Park? City Now Has the Answer", The New York Times, May 31, 2013, accessed May 31, 2013.
  2. NYC Parks - St Mary's Park
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