The M35 bus runs to the Island from the Northwest corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 subway at 125th Street.


Randall’s Island Park offers miles of pedestrian and bicycle pathways, mostly along its scenic waterfront, accessible from points in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.

Citi Bike:

Visit the Island’s four Citi Bike docking stations for an easy way to get around and explore Randall’s Island Park and NYC! 

Citi Bike Locations: Sunken Meadow, Wards Meadow, Bronx Shore Road and Icahn Stadium

From Manhattan:

103rd Street Footbridge

The 103rd Street Footbridge in Manhattan is open to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours per day, and connects the East River Esplanade/FDR Drive at 103rd Street with the southern end of Randall’s Island Park.

RFK Triborough Bridge

A walkway along the RFK Triborough Bridge runs between 125th Street and 2nd Avenue and the northwestern section of Randall’s Island Park. Note: the ramp on this walkway exceeds ADA code.

From the Bronx:

The Randall’s Island Connector

The Randall’s Island Connector provides at-grade access to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours a day, and runs under the arches of the Hell Gate Bridge railroad trestle between 132nd Street at Willow/Walnut Avenues in the Bronx and the northern shore of Randall’s Island Park.

RFK Triborough Bridge

Walkways on both the eastern and western sides of the RFK Triborough Bridge run between 133rd Street at Cypress Avenue/Bruckner Boulevard and the Bronx Shore Fields area at Randall’s Island Park. Note: these walkways exceed ADA code.

From Queens:

RFK Triborough Bridge

A walkway runs along the RFK Triborough Bridge between Hoyt Avenue and 28th Street, adjacent to the Astoria Boulevard N/W subway station, and the midpoint of Randall’s Island Park, adjacent to the Central Fields. Note: due to stairs this pathway is not ADA accessible.


All vehicular access is via the RFK Triborough Bridge.  Once on the RFK Triborough Bridge follow signs to Randall’s Island.  If navigating with GPS, please use “20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035″ as your destination. MTA Bridges & Tunnels charge a toll of $8.50 to access the Island, but there is no toll upon exiting.

Please Note: Cashless Tolling is now in effect on the RFK Triborough Bridge.  Cars will no longer wait in line to pay the toll in cash, nor will E-Z Pass customers need to stop because the toll booths have been removed.

Ferry Service

Ferry service is available in conjunction with major events. Check independent festival, concert and event websites to determine if ferry service will be provided.


Because there is very limited parking on the Island, we encourage visitors to walk, bicycle and/or take public transportation. Free parking is available only in designated parking lots. Tickets will be issued for parking outside designated parking lots.

For major events such as concerts and festivals, a fee will be charged for parking on the Island.

Additional convenient off-island parking for a fee is also available on the Manhattan side of the 103rd Street Footbridge, at MPG Garage 440 E 102nd Street.


Because of much-needed renovation to the RFK Triborough Bridge, MTA Bridges & Tunnels is working at various locations on the Island, which effects traffic patterns for visitors. For more information on construction visit the MTA Bridges & Tunnel website.


Food & Drink


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.

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.

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.

Yes, but it is only permitted in certain designated picnic areas. Click here to learn more.

Randall’s Island Park is open daily from 6:00AM to 1:00AM.

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.