Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Gantry Plaza State Park

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Address
4-09 47th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101
Latitude 40.743858
Longitude -73.959335

Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the park's four piers or through the park's manicured gardens and unique mist fountain. Along the way take a moment to admire the rugged beauty of the park's centerpieces - restored gantries. These industrial monuments were once used to load and unload rail car floats and barges; today they are striking reminders of our waterfront's past. With the city skyline as a backdrop and the gantries as a stage, the park's plaza is a wonderful place to enjoy a spring or summer concert.  Recreational facilities include basketball courts, playgrounds, handball courts, and a fishing pier with its own cleaning table.

Cooking grills of any kind and cooking are prohibited in the Park at all times.

Leashed dogs are permitted in the Garden area near the South Gantry, the Plaza area in front of the Gantries and on Pier 1 from 8 AM to 10 PM. Please clean up after your pet.

There is a dog run available on the corner of 48th Ave. and Vernon Blvd. Pets are prohibited where indicated by sign.

Hours of Operation

  • Open daily, 8:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Sprayground open: 7/3-9/7
  • Activities/Features:
    Fishing, Piers on the East River, playgrounds, basketball courts, handball courts, picnicking, outdoor game tables, views of Midtown Manhattan, permits available for private events.

Fees & Rates

Park use fees vary by facility. A list of park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

For film and commercial photo shoots, including wedding photography and student shoots, please contact Lillian Lee at 212 866-3100.

  • Athletic Field Permits
  • Please contact Lillian Lee, lillian.lee@parks.ny.gov, for a permit application.
  • Picnic Permit
  • $30 picnic permit prosessing fee plus:
    $0 up to 25 persons
    $65 26-50 persons
    $115 51-100 persons
    $550 Commercial, up to 100 persons, 3 hours
  • Wedding Photo Permits
  • Please send your request to Lillian.Lee@parks.ny.gov.
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Gantry Plaza State Park
(718) 786-6385

Come join us at Gantry Plaza State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

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Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Scenic Views
  • Activities
  • Fishing