Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park

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Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044
Latitude 40.750419
Longitude -73.960583

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The park, designed by architect Louis I. Kahn, is free to the public.

Its name derives from a January 6, 1941 speech delivered by President Roosevelt, in which he described his vision for a world founded on four essential human freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

The park is operated in partnership with the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy and offers visitors a free interactive digital educational resource, accessible on any mobile device.

For more information, please visit: or read the press release announcing the state park from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo here.


We ask you to please honor this Presidential memorial by not bringing dogs or other pets to the park.

Hours of Operation

  • Nov – Mar, 9 am – 5 pm
    Apr – Oct, 9 am – 7 pm

  • Please note that there is no parking at Four Freedoms Park and very limited parking available on Roosevelt Island. For directions by public transportation, please visit:

Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park
(212) 486-0195

Project/Event Description:
- Tree pit maintenance: Hand pull weeds from Linden Tree pits and fluff mulch to cover irrigation tubing.
- Plant pachysandra groundcover around Copper Beech Trees.

Meeting Location: FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. Meet at entrance. Please take F Train or Tram to Roosevelt Island and then walk South to the Park. There is no parking available.


Registration: Required

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