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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

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • 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.
Wed 23 May
Nature in your Neighborhood
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
(718) 786-6385

Explore a new nature theme each week with hands-on demonstrations, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, and more! May will be bird month to welcome back our migratory friends!

All Ages

Sat 26 May
Citizen Science Saturdays
Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
(718) 786-6385

Do you like science? Help us collect important data about wildlife inthe park! This program will include oyster monitoring, Project Budburst, bird watching, and more! Bring a smart phone or camera if you have one.

Ages 7+ and Adults

Sat 26 May
Fishing Clinics
Saturday, May 26, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
(718) 786-6385

Come learn to fish at Gantry Plaza State Park! We will supply all materials needed.

All Ages, children must be assisted by an adult.

Wed 30 May
Nature in your Neighborhood
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
(718) 786-6385

Explore a new nature theme each week with hands-on demonstrations, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, and more! May will be bird month to welcome back our migratory friends!

All Ages

Sat 02 Jun
2nd Annual LIC Hoops Outdoor Basketball Tournament- Adults
Saturday, June 2, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
(718) 786-6385

Game Clocks, trophies, drinks & snacks.

More info and sign -up: LICYOUTHSPORTS@gmail.com , www.LICYSL.org

- Ages 18+
- Referees on-site
- Limit of 8 Teams
- Registration Fee
- Round Robin Play & Queens Rules

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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