Frequently Asked Questions


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Is alcohol allowed in Randall's Park?

Alcohol is prohibited at Randall’s Island Park, and in all New York City Parks. Please refer to the rules and regulations of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for further details.

Is barbecuing allowed in Randall's Park?

Yes, but it is only permitted in the following designated picnic areas:

  • lawns adjacent to the Scylla Playground;
  • along the waterfront at the south end of the park;
  • between the pedestrian pathway and river near the Bronx Shore section;
  • Sunken Meadow waterfront (specifically, the berm between Fields 27 and 30, and the waterfront behind Fields 31-40 between the pathway and the river);
  • Harlem River Picnic Area near the ferry dock; and
    between Icahn Stadium and the Golf Center the area known as the “Flagpole
  • Lawns”.

Please note: There is no barbecuing on or near the playing fields, pathways, or gardens or inside the playground.

Safety Rules: Park visitors may bring their own barbecue. Barbecuing and other open flames are not permitted under or near trees or other vegetation; Parks Department rules require 10 feet distance. Both charcoal and propane grills are allowed. Charcoal coals must be extinguished and cooled with water and 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.

I love Randall's Park. How can I make a donation?

You can help us maintain and sustain Randall’s Island Park! Randall’s Island Park Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Alliance needs your help to continue to make the Island a place for all New Yorkers to enjoy! Click here to learn how to support the Alliance.

Are there employment opportunities at Randall's Park?

Interested in joining our fun and dynamic team? Please view our current job opportunities.

What are the specific dimensions of the athletic fields?

For details regarding field dimensions of a specific field please visit the Athletic Fields page.

I am an NYC educator and am interested in the environmental education classes at Randall's Island Park; how can I learn more?

Please visit the Schools: Educational Programs page for an in-depth look at the Alliance’s school-based environmental educational programs

Does Randall's Island Park have a lost and found?

Lost and found is located at Icahn Stadium. Please email [email protected] to inquire about your lost item.

Note: Items that have not been claimed within three months of being found will be donated to a local charity.

How can I film/fost an event/reserve a field at Randall's Island Park?

Permits are required to reserve the athletic fields, for film/photo shoots or to host events (20+ attendees) on the Island. Please review our Permits page for more details.

Is picnicking allowed at Randall's Island Park?

Yes, but there are limited number of picnic tables on the Island. Picnicking is not allowed on sports fields, pathways or gardens, or inside the playground. See map for locations.

Where are the restrooms located at Randall's Island Park?

Public restrooms are available at Icahn Stadium, at the Golf and Tennis Centers, and at the Sunken Meadow, Wards Meadow, Hell Gate and Bronx Shore Fields. During the fall, spring and summer seasons the restroom hours are: 7 am – 9 pm. During the winter season the restroom hours are: 7 am – 5:30 pm. See map for locations.

Is there apple picking on Randall's Island?

Sorry, apple picking is not available on Randall’s Island. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Do I have to pay a toll to come to Randall's Island?

Yes, the RFK Triborough Bridge toll is currently $8.50.

Note: There is only a toll upon entering Randall’s Island. There is no toll when exiting the Island.

How can I volunteer at Randall's Island Park?

Our continued success depends on the volunteers who help to maintain the wetlands, gardens and ball fields. We have projects suitable for all groups and individuals. Please visit our Volunteer page for details.

Are inflatable or mechanical rides allowed on Randall's Island?

No, inflatables (including bounce houses) or mechanical rides are not permitted at the Park.

Can I have a wedding on Randall's Island?

Weddings are permitted through the Parks’ Special Events Permit process. Gatherings of 25 people or more, or those with a physical set-up or those that want a specific location need a Special Event Permit. There is a $25 processing fee, and you must apply at least 21 days in advance. Additionally, depending on setup, you may need to get a sound permit, liquor license, building permit (if tent is larger than 400sf) or a generator permit. The larger setup also limits the possible locations at the Park. Please note that we are not responsible for “staking out” your area the night before or morning of your event. Additionally, we are not able to allocate our staff for event setup and support.

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