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fast facts

480-acre Island – NYC’s last great undeveloped public park

  • Located in the Borough of Manhattan in the East River between East Harlem, the South Bronx and Astoria, Queens. Adjacent to and accessible from Manhattan to the west, the Bronx to the North and Queens to the east.
  • Accessible by car, bus, bicycle, pedestrian and ferry
  • Over 700,000 annual visitors including public and private school sports teams, recreational leagues, and attendees of track events, summer concerts and Cirque du Soleil.
  • Randall’s Island Kids (RIK) provides free programming in partnership with local public schools and community-based organizations in Harlem and the South Bronx. RIK brings thousands of children to the Park each year for a range of free sports and environmental education activities.

Current Facilities Include

  • Icahn Stadium, a world-class IAAF sanctioned track & field facility, capable of hosting local, regional, national and international events
  • Premier Soccer Field adjacent to the Stadium with artificial surface, lighting, scoreboard and bleacher seating for 600
  • 18 Soccer Fields
  • 26 Softball and Baseball Fields
  • Tennis Center
  • Golf Center
  • Ferry Dock
  • Fishing
  • Picnic areas
  • Playground

Major Park Projects

  • Redevelopment of 65 sports fields (beginning spring 2007)
  • Creation of Indoor/Outdoor Water Park – privately developed (slated to open spring 2009)
  • SporTime Tennis Center – privately developed (slated to open fall 2008)
  • Interpretive and Interactive Boardwalk (complete)
  • Waterfront Pathways (ongoing)
  • Wetlands and salt marsh restoration (beginning spring 2007)
  • Shoreline and seawall reconstruction (ongoing)
  • Roadway, parking and infrastructure improvements (ongoing)
  • Visitors and Nature Center (tbd)
 

 

Aimee Boden, Executive Director
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation

24 West 61st St., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(212) 830-7722
info@risf.org

City of New York Parks & Recreation
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor
Adrian Benepe, Commissioner
www.nyc.gov/parks