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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: http://www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org/ 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: http://www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org/pages/planning-your-visit.

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park
(212) 486-0195

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Start time for all projects: 10am
End time for all projects: 1pm

Meeting Location for all projects: FDR Four Freedoms State Park Entrance. Parking Instructions: Public transportation is strongly encouraged. There is no parking available at the Park. Metered parking is available on Roosevelt Island south of Queensborough Bridge. The only parking garage on the island is Motorgate, located near the Roosevelt Island Bridge at 688 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044, 212.832.4585. Hourly rates apply. Ages for all projects: Appropriate for 13 and up

Volunteer Project #1: Horticulture Tree pit maintenance: Hand pull weeds from Linden Tree pits and fluff mulch to cover irrigation tubing. Appropriate for ages 13+. Water and light snacks will be provided For questions about this event: Email Angela at astangenberg@fdrffp.org

Volunteer Project #2: Horticulture Get your hands dirty and plant ornamental flowers in our flower boxes! These boxes will hang on the eastern Park gates, helping to beautify the area. Appropriate for ages 13+. Water and light snacks will be provided For questions about this event: Email Angela at astangenberg@fdrffp.org

Registration: Required

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