Have fun in the park … but watch your step

Spring has finally arrived and New Yorkers are running outside to take advantage of the first weekend of the season. These warm, sunny days are inspiring many to shed their heavy coats and venture onto the 29,000 acres of land controlled by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

If you plan to join them, enjoy yourself … but remember that there are rules in the parks. Serious rules. Lots of them. Here are some of the warning signs posted in and around the city’s parks and playgrounds. Have fun and watch your step.

South Cove Park

Central Park

James Bogardus Triangle Park

The Esplanade Park

Tramway Plaza Park

The Esplanade Park

Red Hook Park

Battery Park

Central Park

The Esplanade Park

Red Hook Park

City Hall Park

Erie Basin Park

Red Hook Pool

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

14 Responses to Have fun in the park … but watch your step

  1. maria v says:

    some of these rules can only be regarded as common sense, but some people still need to be told explicitly, don’t they!


  2. […] collection of prohibitions from public places, just in time for spring. [Brooklyn […]


  3. photowannabe says:

    You have posted quite a collection of mostly don’ts. I guess they are for everyones good. Really interesting.


  4. Although most is “common sense” sometimes what we feel is common sense, is not common sense for everyone and it takes re-informing the do’s and don’ts… thats just how it is… thanks for the refreshing article, Ill be at the park this weekend with my daughter


  5. Nancy says:

    Wow, Red Hook Park looks like red-circle-with-slash park! Is there anything left to do there? ;-)


  6. Eliane says:

    That was an amusing post! And I recognize the signs of the Erie Basin Park, as anyone who has made the trip to Ikea with the water taxi. ;)

    About the pigeon warnings, I have heard on French radio today that a woman was arrested – her neighbors were fed up that she continued feeding the pigeons despites a few warnings. They had pigeons presents on their cars and didn’t quite like it.


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