If you’re thinking about firing up the barbecue at Randall’s Island Park, here are a few rules and regulations to keep things clean and safe for all park-goers:
- We have a limited number of picnic tables, distributed through the park. You are permitting to bring your own folding tables.
- We do not have any permanent grills; visitors are allowed to bring their own.
- BBQ and picnicking are not allowed on sports fields, pathways or gardens, or inside the playground.
- BBQ and other open flames are not permitted under or near trees or other vegetation. (Parks rules require 10’ distance)
- Both charcoal and propane grills are allowed.
- Charcoal coals must be extinguished and cooled with water and discarded in the trash barrels, or discarded in the red hot ash bins. Coals must not be dumped on the ground or by trees.
- Per NYC code, only small (canister or 5-lb) propane tanks are permitted.
The legal BBQ areas are:
- Lawns adjacent to playground
- Waterfront at south end of park, between pedestrian path and river
- Bronx Shore section, away from sports fields
- Sunken Meadow waterfront: Berm between Fields 27 and 30, and waterfront behind fields 31-40 (between pathway and river)
- Harlem River Picnic Area near Ferry Dock and event lawn.
- “Flagpole Lawns” between Icahn Stadium and Golf Center.