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Obtain a Field Permit

Permittees are required to institute COVID-19-specific policy protocols prior to receiving an approved permit to use the Premises.

  • The maximum number of players, coaches and staff required to use the Outdoor Fields during each session is fifty (50).
  • Permittee group is required to wear the appropriate face coverings over mouth and nose while on the Premises, except that participants are not required to wear face coverings during play on the athletic fields, but are encouraged to do if they can tolerate it. Coaches, trainers, and/or other individuals who are not directly engaged in athletic activity are required to wear face coverings.
  • Competitive play (e.g., league play, tournament play, scrimmages) is strictly prohibited and social distancing measures must be enforced. Practice, training, and competitive play (e.g. league play, tournament play, scrimmages) are allowed. Groups must continue to encourage social distancing measures while on the Premises.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring non-plastic refillable water bottles with them to the field.
  • The Trust reserves the right to rescind the Permit if Permittee is found in violation of approved COVID-19 protocols.

Obtain a field permit

Hudson River Park has some of the most in–demand athletic fields in all of Manhattan. All groups using the Pier 40 or Chelsea Waterside Athletic Field must obtain a permit from Hudson River Park.

Field permit applications are reviewed and booked on a seasonal basis. Each season must be booked separately. You CANNOT reserve a time slot for multiple seasons, and you are not guaranteed sessions in concurrent seasons. Separate applications are required for the Pier 40 Courtyard Fields, Pier 40 Rooftop Field, Pier 40 Indoor Field (youth only), Chelsea Waterside Athletic Field for each season.

Organizations that hold a permit during a specified date/time have priority and exclusive use of the field. When a permit holder does not occupy the field, it is open to the public and available on a first come, first serve basis. Only a permit can guarantee specific rights and usage of the field.

 Applications for each season of sessions may be submitted up to six (6) months in advance of the start of each season. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted field time. 

ATHLETIC FIELDS–LOCATIONS & HOURS

PIER 40
W Houston St. 

  • COURTYARD EAST FIELD
    6:00 AM – Midnight
    65 yard x 110 yard all-purpose outdoor turf field
  • COURTYARD WEST FIELD
    6:00 AM – Midnight
    65 yard x 110 yard all-purpose outdoor turf field
  • COURTYARD ROOFTOP FIELD
    6:00 AM – Midnight
    40 yards x 70 yards all-purpose outdoor turf field
  • COURTYARD INDOOR FIELD
    7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
    15 yards x 21 yards all-purpose indoor sport court surface

CHELSEA WATERSIDE ATHLETIC FIELD
W 23 St & 11 Avenue

  • 6:00 AM – Midnight
    32 yards x 60 yards all-purpose outdoor turf field

Rules Regulations For Field Use

SEASONAL SESSIONS

Contact us for more details.

ATHLETIC FIELD USE FEES

  • Application Fee: $25 (non-refundable)
  • Youth Organizations Permit Fees: No Fee. Permitted in 1.5 hour time slots
  • Adult Organizations Permit Fees: $150 per 1.5 hour time slot

 

COMPLETE FIELD PERMIT APPLICATION

NOTICE TO ALL FIELD USERS AND PERMIT HOLDERS

In an effort to make the Pier 40 Courtyard Fields a more secure environment, the Hudson River Park Trust has provided field users the option to bring large storage containers on-site during their permitted usage times. All storage containers must be pre–approved. Once approved, storage bins must be placed on the perimeter of the fields.

Hudson River Park strongly encourages all permit holders to designate an attendant to monitor the bins during usage times.

At the end of each permitted session, ALL items must be removed and the bins left free and clean for the next permit holder to use.

All storage containers must remain locked when not in use. General storage of items outside of your approved storage bin is strictly prohibited.