Getting to Randall's Island
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20 Randall’s Island Park
New York, NY 10035
The M35 bus runs to the Island from the NW corner of 125th Street and Lexington Ave. Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 trains at 125th Street.
Please click here to review the revised M35 bus route on Randall's Island effective June 28, 2015.
For updated MTA travel information, (718) 330-1234 or www.mta.info.
Randall's Island Park offers approximately eight miles of pedestrian and bicycle pathways, accessible from points in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.
The 103rd Street Footbridge in Manhattan is open to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours per day and is accessible at the East River Esplanade at 103rd Street and FDR Drive. Take the 4/6 train to 103rd Street or the M15 bus to either 100th or 102nd Street. Walk east along 102nd Street to FDR Drive. Then, walk one block north directly onto the crossover leading into the Footbridge. Alternatively, take the M106 across town to FDR Drive and walk three blocks south. On Randall’s Island, the Footbridge is accessible at the southwest corner of the Island.
The Bronx Shore Footbridge at the Park’s northern end is slated to open in 2015 alongside the new South Bronx Connector to 132nd Street.
Pedestrian walkways on all three spans of the RFK Triborough Bridge connect the Park to Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.
Manhattan: 125th Street and 2nd Avenue to just behind the Golf Center
Bronx: Cypress Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard to the Bronx Shore Fields
Queens: Hoyt Avenue and 28th Street, adjacent to the Astoria Boulevard N/W station, to mid-Island, adjacent to the Central Fields
All automobile access is via the RFK Triborough Bridge. If navigating with GPS, please use “20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035″ as your destination.
Please note below, there is a new ramp to Randall’s Island off of the RFK Triborough Bridge from both the Bronx and Manhattan.
If paying with E-ZPass at toll: Stay left at toll plaza for the exit ramp to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.
If paying cash at toll: Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, about a half-mile past toll plaza.
Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.
From the Bronx:
Once on the Bridge continue toward Queens. After the Queens toll plaza, bear right for the Randall’s Island exit (about 200 yards).
For years, RIPA and others have advocated for water-based transportation to the Island, as a particularly Park-appropriate link in an improved access system. As a result, ferry service is available for many major events to our dock on the Harlem River from East 35th Street, East 90th Street, Long Island City and other locations.
The ongoing reconstruction of the Island’s facilities has taken into account the needs of all park visitors, with additional curb cuts, accessible restrooms, parking facilities, paved pathways and improved seating.
Accessible rest rooms are available at Icahn Stadium, the Golf and Tennis Centers, and the Sunken Meadow, Wards Meadow, Hell Gate and Bronx Shore Fields.
Designated parking spaces are provided at Icahn Stadium, the Sportime Randall’s Island Tennis Center, the Randall’s Island Golf Center, in the lots under the RFK Triborough Bridge and adjacent to the playground and Field 72.
The most accessible way onto the Island via public transportation is by bus.
Manhattan- Pathways from Manhattan to the island are ramped but exceed ADA code. Queens- The pathway from Queens (RFK Triborough Bridge) is not accessible. Bronx- The pathway from the Bronx (RFK Triborough Bridge) is ramped but does not meet ADA code.