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List of New York City parks

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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.

Major municipal parks in New York City 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. 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.

The city has 28,000 acres (113 km²) of municipal parkland and 14 miles (22 km) of public municipal beaches. Three entities manage parks within New York City. Each agency has its own responsibilities for its own parks. The three agencies are as follows:

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


  • Top ten parks by area 1
  • List of parks by borough 2
    • The Bronx 2.1
    • Brooklyn 2.2
    • Manhattan 2.3
    • Queens 2.4
    • Staten Island 2.5
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

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. Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk, South and Midland Beaches, Staten Island 638 acres (2.58 km2)

List of parks by borough

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"[2], The New York Times, May 31, 2013, accessed May 31, 2013.
  2. ^ NYC Parks St Mary's Park

External links

  • Interactive search page provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation
  • New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
  • City Parks Documentary produced by Treasures of New York
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