GENERAL INFORMATION

PARK HOURS    OPEN DAILY 5:00AM – 12:00AM

TRANSPORTATION & DIRECTIONS

MTA BUS

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

Walk/Bike

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.

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/Q 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.

Car

All vehicular access is via the RFK Triborough Bridge. Once on the RFK Triborough Bridge follow signs to Randall’s Island, which is located directly under the toll plaza. 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 $8.00 to access the Island, but there is no toll upon exiting.

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.

Parking

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.

Shuttles

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance operates complimentary shuttles around the Park’s northern and southern loops. Shuttles run on weekends from 8 AM to dusk between March and November, and on weekdays from 3 PM to dusk in late March, April, May, September and early October.

Construction

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.

Permits

Permits

Rules

Park Rules

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Food & Drink

FAQs

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 Alex Moran, RIPA’s Operations Coordinator 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.

Restrooms are available at Icahn Stadium, at the Golf and Tennis Centers, and in the comfort stations located 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 5:00AM to 12:00AM.

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.