Alerts & Advisories

As of March 28, 2021


The Chelsea Waterside play area and basketball court will temporarily be closed on Monday, March 29.


The health and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to closely monitor this evolving health concern under the leadership of New York State and New York City.

For public safety, the following locations remain closed until further notice:

  • Pier 40 Indoor Fields are closed.
  • Second-floor restrooms at Pier 40 are closed.
  • Pier 63 Lawn bowl is closed until further notice.
  • As always, biking and scootering are prohibited on the esplanades and piers. Use the bikeway or walk your bike or scooter.

Now that New York City has reached Phase 4, we are pleased to announce that some facilities have recently re-opened, but with restrictions:

  • Outdoor fields at Pier 40 and Chelsea Waterside are open with restrictions:
    • Max 50 people per field.
    • Practice, training and competitive play are allowed.
    • All organized group play must be permitted.
    • Wear a mask and please keep 6 feet apart.
    • For recreational permits for athletic field visit here.
  • Basketballs courts at Canal St and Harrison St in Tribeca and in Chelsea Waterside are open for shooting practice only. No games or physical contact. Remember to wear a mask.
  • Tribeca and Pier 62 Skateparks are open. Please wash hands before entry and after exit, wear masks and keep 6 feet apart.
  • Mini-golf is open, weather dependent, at Pier 25.
  • The Pier 25 Play Area, Chelsea Waterside Play Area and Pier 51 Play Area are open. Please wear masks and keep 6 feet apart.
  • Tennis Courts are open. Playtime is limited to one hour. No reservations are accepted. Use the benches outside the courts to await your turn. Unless players are from the same household, please sit 6 feet apart when using park benches. Masks must be worn while waiting.
  • City Vineyard is currently open for take-out and outdoor dining.
  • Dog Parks are open to the public. All visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings and remain 6 feet apart while inside of the dog run.
  • HRPK Community Compost food scrap drop-off sites have reopened. Click here for locations.

For more information about coronavirus and a guide on how to stay safe, please visit:
NYC Department of Health
NYS Department of Health

If you have specific questions about the virus, please contact the New York coronavirus hotline at 888-364-3065. You can also text COVID to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments from Notify NYC.