Thursday, November 8, 2012

Parks To Remain Closed One More Day

Carl Schurz Park entrance at 89th Street & East End Avenue.  (Photos: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click on images to enlarge.


The public is being encouraged to stay out of all parks  Parks,  Playgrounds & Beaches until tomorrow, Friday, November 9th so that the City can assess potentially dangerous tree conditions.

On Tuesday the Mayor announced they were closing the facilities as the nor'easter approached.

Yesterday the mayor announced  they would re-open today at noon.

The city released the following statement a few minutes ago:

Sign Of The Times - Important Storm-Related Service Changes.

NYC Parks will reopen Friday morning.

Due to the impacts of yesterday’s nor’easter, we encourage everyone to stay out of New York City parks, playgrounds, and beaches for the remainder of the day as we assess potentially dangerous tree conditions. Our goal is to keep Park patrons safe, and heavy snow on trees that are still in leaf could create dangerous situations.

Recreation centers not located within a City park are not affected by this closure. Please visit our Recreation Center page to determine whether your center is open.

The majority of NYC parks and playgrounds will re-open Friday morning at their normal opening hours. Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some properties will continue to be closed as we address conditions in the park.   

Please visit for updates as the storm approaches, or visit our Storm Update page for more information on park closures.

Carl Schurz Park entrance at 88th Street near Gracie Mansion.

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