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Hudson River Park’s sports fields are among the most in-demand in all of Manhattan and are open daily all year long. Leagues, schools and organized groups must have permits in order to play.

After school hours and early evening hours are reserved for leagues and schools serving children and typically have few vacancies. Permits for league pay are typically issued on a quarterly basis. The weekly schedule for each field provides additional insights on hours that are typically booked.

View this week’s field permit schedule below.

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Field Permit Application

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT

Organizations seeking permits must apply for each field individually on a quarterly basis pursuant to the following schedule. To be considered, the application must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days in advance of the planned use. Permits are issued for 90-minute slots unless otherwise designated. You CANNOT reserve a time slot for multiple seasons.

Teams, leagues and schools may only apply for one permit season at a time. Permits are not issued as renewals and consistent schedules are not guaranteed from season to season for previous permit holders. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted field time.

“Open play” hours are only offered at the Pier 26 Sports Court. These timeframes are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Permit Season & Applications Information

Permit SeasonSeason DatesFirst Day Applications May Be Considered*Applications Due
Fall 2024August 26–December 1Monday, June 17Monday, July 1
Winter 2024–2025December 2–March 9Monday, September 2Monday, October 7
Spring 2025March 10–June 15Monday, December 9Monday, January 13
Summer 2025June 16–August 24Monday, March 17Monday, April 21

*Recurring permit holders may submit athletic field use applications up to six (6) months in advance of the start of each season.

Prospective field use applicants may find it useful to review the weekly athletic field use schedule posted (posted below) prior to submitting a field permit application. Those interested in single or multi-day field usage of the athletic courts and fields for larger-scale events (e.g. field days, graduations, athletic competitions/tournaments, or any other type of event must apply for a special event permit.

Athletic Field Use Fees

Application Fee

$25 (non-refundable) for each requested field

Youth Organizations Permit Fees

No fee – permitted for 1.5 hour time slots

Adult Permit Fees

Universities/Non-Profit Organizations: $125 per 1.5 hour time slot

For-Profit Organizations: $150 per 1.5 hour time slot

FIELD OVERVIEW

Hudson River Park issues permits for leagues, schools and other organized groups seeking to use the following locations during the hours identified below:

Field Permitted Hours and Dimensions

Pier 25 Artificial Turf Field – Youth Only (Ages 10 and younger)

All-purpose outdoor turf field | 225 x 62 ft.

Daily: 6:00 AM–10:00 PM

Pier 26 Sports Court

All-purpose sport court surface | 54 x 141 ft.

Weekday Permitted Hours: 6:00 AM–2:30 PM & 4:00–9:30 PM

Weekend Permitted Hours: 6:00 AM–2:00 PM & 5:00–9:30 PM

Pier 40 Courtyard East Field

All-purpose outdoor turf field | 65 x 110 yds.

Daily: 6:00–12:00 AM

Pier 40 Courtyard West Field

All-purpose outdoor turf field | 65 x 110 yds.

Daily: 6:00–12:00 AM

Pier 40 Rooftop Field #1

All-purpose outdoor turf field | 40 x 70 yds.

Daily: 6:00–12:00 AM

Pier 40 Rooftop Field #2 – Youth Only (Ages 16 and younger)

All-purpose outdoor turf field | 33 x 67 yds.

Daily: 6:00 AM–10:00 PM

Pier 40 Indoor Field – Youth Only (Ages 17 and younger)

Daily: 8:00 AM–10:00 PM

Chelsea Waterside Field

All-purpose outdoor turf field | 32 x 60 yds.

Daily: 6:00–12:00 AM

Gansevoort Peninsula Playing Field

All-purpose outdoor turf field | 74 x 106 yds.

Daily: 6:00–12:00 AM

In addition to the required application fees, all applicant organizations will be required to demonstrate the required insurance coverage.

Only a permit can guarantee specific rights and usage of the field. Organizations holding a permit for a specified date/time have priority and exclusive use of the field. Permits may not be transferred between organizations. If you cannot use your permitted time, please notify us in advance so that we can accommodate another user if possible. Permits for any groups who cancel, do not use, or underuse the granted sessions three (3) or more times during the season may be subject to the revocation of remaining permits and potential disqualification from future seasons of play.

When not in use by a valid permit holder, fields are open to the public and available to individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals without permits must vacate the field(s) for valid permit holders.

Visit our Park Rules and Regulations page for more information about field usage.

WEEKLY FIELD AVAILABILITY

Permits must be obtained prior to undertaking regulated activities as defined in the Park Rules and Regulations. Applications to conduct regulated activities or uses must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days in advance of the planned event, activity or use.

Schedules are subject to change. First priority is for permit holders. All organized groups using any fields or courts listed above must obtain a permit from Hudson River Park.

Select a field below to view this week’s schedule of hours, or scroll across the tables below to view each field’s availability. Times reserved for field permit holders are highlighted in green.

Pier 25 Turf Field
Pier 26 Sports Court
Pier 40 Courtyard East
Pier 40 Courtyard West
Pier 40 Indoor Youth Field
Pier 40 Rooftop Field #1
Pier 40 Rooftop Field #2 (Youth Only)
Gansevoort Peninsula Athletic Field
Chelsea Waterside Athletic Field

June 16–23, 2024

Pier 25 Turf Field

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM 5:00 PM– 5:00 PM–
6:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Pier 26 Sports Court

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM 9:00 AM– 9:30 AM– 9:00 AM– 9:30 AM– 9:00 AM–
10:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM 5:00 PM–
6:00 PM 6:30 PM
7:00 PM 7:00 PM– 6:30 PM–
8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:30 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Pier 40 Courtyard East

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM 8:00 AM– 1:00 PM– 1:00 PM– 1:00 PM– 8:00 AM–
3:00 PM 11:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 11:00 PM
4:00 PM 1:00 PM–
5:00 PM 1:00 PM– 10:00 PM
6:00 PM 12:00 AM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM 5:30 PM– 5:30 PM– 5:30 PM–
9:00 PM 12:00 AM  12:00 AM  12:00 AM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Pier 40 Courtyard West

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM 9:00 AM–
1:00 PM 8:00 AM– 5:30 PM
2:00 PM 8:30 PM 8:00 AM–
3:00 PM 9:00 AM– 9:00 AM– 9:00 AM– 9:00 AM– 10:30 PM
4:00 PM 12:00 AM 12:00 AM 12:00 AM 11:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM 6:00 PM–
7:00 PM 7:30 PM
8:00 PM 7:00 PM–
9:00 PM 12:00 AM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Pier 40 Indoor Youth Field

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM 8:00 AM– 8:00 AM– 8:00 AM– 8:00 AM– 8:00 AM–
1:00 PM 9:00 AM– 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 AM–
2:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Pier 40 Rooftop Field #1

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM 9:00 AM– 9:00 AM– 9:00 AM–
1:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
2:00 PM 8:00 AM– 9:00 AM– 8:00 AM–
3:00 PM 10:30 PM 9:00 AM– 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
4:00 PM 11:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM 5:30 PM– 5:30 PM–
8:00 PM 10:00 PM 5:30 PM– 10:00 PM 8:30 PM–
9:00 PM 12:00 AM 10:30 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Pier 40 Rooftop Field #2 – Youth Only

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM 8:30 AM–
10:00 AM 10:00 AM– 11:30 AM 10:00 AM–
11:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM 12:30 PM– 12:30 PM–
3:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM 8:00 PM–
9:00 PM 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Gansevoort Peninsula Athletic Field

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM 10:00 AM–
1:00 PM 4:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM 11:00 AM– 11:00 AM–
4:00 PM 10:30 PM 4:00 PM– 10:30 PM
5:00 PM 5:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM– 7:00 PM–
8:00 PM 5:30 PM– 5:30 PM– 12:00 AM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM
9:00 PM 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Chelsea Waterside Athletic Field

Time Sun
6/16
Mon
6/17
Tues
6/18
Wed
6/19
Thurs
6/20
Fri
6/21
Sat
6/22
Sun
6/23
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM 8:00 AM– 8:30 AM– 8:30 AM– 8:00 AM–
3:00 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM– 8:30 AM– 8:30 AM– 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
4:00 PM 12:00 AM 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

Hudson River Park is a public setting. Do not leave your valuables unattended.

The Park provides pack racks and lockers for storage purposes. Any individual planning to use the lockers must bring their own lock. At the end of each permitted session, ALL items must be removed, and left free and clean for the next permit holder to use.

As a convenience for field users at Pier 40, the Park also permits storage bins along the southern perimeter of the Pier 40 Courtyard Fields for season-long permit users. Storage container space is limited and must be pre-approved. All storage containers must remain locked when not in use. General storage of items outside of your approved storage bin is strictly prohibited.

For non-emergencies, our 24/7 Park Enforcement Patrol (PEP) desk is available at 212-242-6427.

To report an emergency, please call 911.

PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

Hudson River Park has proudly launched Park Over Plastic—a parkwide effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate single-use plastics throughout the Park. All leagues, teams and individuals are asked to bring refillable water bottles with them to the field to reduce plastics consumption.

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