Randall’s Island Park, New York City

4.2
#42 of 76 in Parks in New York City
Sprawling green lawns unfold in the forefront while the Manhattan skyline takes up the background on the other side of the river at Randall’s Island Park. The island and its twin are connected to the mainland by three different bridges and more than 80 percent is covered by parkland. The island has a long history as being used for asylums, hospitals, and cemeteries and is currently home to two psychiatric hospitals, a police station, and a homeless shelter. In more recent years, the island has made strides to be a recreational hot bed. Today it hosts a stadium, athletic fields, a driving range, playground, and walking and rollerblading paths. The park is a popular place to bicycle and picnic for tourists and locals alike. Put Randall’s Island Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our New York City road trip planning tool .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Randall’s Island Park
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Randall’s Island Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
40 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • This park is huge with lots of green areas perfect to bbq's and dog play. It could get a little crowded in the summer  more »
  • I went here for Governor's ball 2018. I went with four other people and it was easy to get too. We walked on the footbridge the first day. The scenery was amazing. The second day we took the ferry fro...  more »
  • The island offers lovely scenic views of some of the city's bridges. You can drive there via the RFK Bridge. There is also a walkway around 103rd street from Manhattan's east side. I recently drove th...  more »
Google
  • Venue is good for festivals, if it doesn't rain. If it rains then there is little to no drainage on the island and everyone becomes mud people. Rough scene 😂 - just temper your expectations given the island is primarily a grass field with a few trees. Top hills offer opportunity to relax and unwind from events there. Parking usually it's restricted, limited, it non existent depending on the host. Plan on a tough route in and out. Public transportation is available though.
  • I went to an all white function at Randall's Island park on Saturday and loved it. The music was pumping and the food was great. The only problem is that if you have never been there before, you can get a little lost.
  • Gets crowded in the summer with all the events happening, however it's a great location for walking, cycling, yoga and sports. Best if traveling in groups being that there are several facilities on that island. A psychiatric hospital, a homeless shelter, and 2 other facilities. There's a fire academy and state trooper department as well. Some mental patients get to travel by themself so do not be so carefree when on the island alone!
  • Was here for a softball game with my hubby, he explained when he was a kid the park was in terrible condition "nothing like this now". We are very pleased with the Fields on how well they are kept and easy to locate. The public restrooms were shockingly decent as well.
  • Have gone for two concerts. AMAZING property. Found that the 125th entrance was better because the main gates were closer to that side. Figure that out for any event you attend and take either the 102 path or 125th. Bot are scenic AF!
Places to stay near Randall’s Island Park

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Museums in New York City

View all >
4.0
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in New York City

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h

Parks in New York City

4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 30​min
3.4
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in New York City

View all >
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in New York City

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Plans to Randall’s Island Park by other users

10 days in New York City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM AZERBAIJAN September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CROATIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in New York City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans