Map & Directions

Subway / Bus

The M35 bus runs to the Island from the NW corner of 125th Street and Lexington Ave. Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5, or 6 trains at 125th Street.

For updated MTA travel information, (718) 330-1234 or www.mta.info.

Pedestrian / Bicycle

Please Note: New York City Department of Transportation is performing capital upgrades to the 103rd Street Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge will be closed from November 22, 2010 until mid-2011 to allow for the construction to proceed. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

New York City Department of Transportation’s Community Liaison Eileen Jesse is available to answer questions and provide information about this phase of work and the overall project at 718-869-1428 or via email at: wardsislandpedestrianbridge@gmail.com

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A new Bronx Shore Footbridge at the Park’s northern end remains closed until construction is complete on the Bronx River Greenway Connector to 132nd Street.

Pedestrian Ramps connect the Park to all three spans of the RFK Bridge.

Manhattan: 125th Street and 2nd Avenue to just behind the Golf Center
Bronx: Cypress Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard to the Bronx Shore Fields
Queens: Hoyt Avenue and 28th Street, adjacent to the Astoria Boulevard N/W station, to mid-Island, adjacent to the Central Fields

Automobile

All automobile access is via the RFK Bridge.

Please note below, there is a new ramp to Randall’s Island off of the RFK Bridge from both the Bronx and Manhattan.

From Manhattan: If paying with E-ZPass at toll: Stay left at toll plaza for the exit ramp to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

If paying cash at toll: Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, about a half-mile past toll plaza.

From Queens: Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From the Bronx: Once on the Bridge continue toward Queens. After the Queens toll plaza, bear right for the Randall’s Island exit (about 200 yards).

Ferry Service

For years, RISF and others have advocated for water-based transportation to the Island, as a particularly Park-appropriate link in an improved access system. As a result, ferry service is available for many major events to our dock on the Harlem River from East 35th Street, East 90th Street, Long Island City and other locations.

Accessibility

Randall’s Island Park is fully accessible. The ongoing reconstruction of the Island’s facilities has taken into account the needs of all park visitors, with additional curb cuts, accessible restrooms, parking facilities, paved pathways and improved seating.

Accessible rest rooms are available at Icahn Stadium, the Golf and Tennis Centers, Sunken Meadow and Wards Meadow. Construction is underway on additional accessible comfort stations at the Bronx Shore.

Designated parking spaces are provided at Icahn Stadium, the Sportime Randall’s Island Tennis Center, the Randall’s Island Golf Center, in the lots under the RFK Bridge and adjacent to the playground and Field 72.