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Frequently Asked Questions
How many parks are there in New York City?
New York City has more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities across the five boroughs. Parks properties range from swimming pools to wetlands and from woodlands to skating rinks.
Do parks require permits to use a field or court?
It depends on the date and the park. You can visit the Field and Court Permit Requests page to make an online request for a permit.
Do I need a permit to play tennis?
Yes. You can find out more information on tennis permits here
What are the rules for using a city pool?
For everybody's health, safety, and protection, please review the following list of pool rules
Can I volunteer to help preserve our parks?
Yes! You can view volunteer opportunities here
Can I bring alcohol into the parks?
No, alcohol is prohibited in all parks.
I want to have a party in a park. Do I need a permit?
Yes, if more than 20 people are expected to attend, you will need a special events permit. Please visit the Special Events Permits and Applications page for more information.
Grab your date and head to Lullwater Bridge in Prospect Park for romantic views and a picnic.
Pay homage to John Lennon with a visit to Strawberry Fields in Central Park (Central Park West at West 72nd Street).
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