Randall’s Island Park, New York City

4.2
#38 of 76 in Parks in New York City
Sprawling green lawns unfold in the forefront while the Manhattan skyline takes up the background on the other side of the river at Randall’s Island Park. The island and its twin are connected to the mainland by three different bridges and more than 80 percent is covered by parkland. The island has a long history as being used for asylums, hospitals, and cemeteries and is currently home to two psychiatric hospitals, a police station, and a homeless shelter. In more recent years, the island has made strides to be a recreational hot bed. Today it hosts a stadium, athletic fields, a driving range, playground, and walking and rollerblading paths. The park is a popular place to bicycle and picnic for tourists and locals alike. Put Randall’s Island Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our New York City road trip planning tool .
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  • This park is huge with lots of green areas perfect to bbq's and dog play. It could get a little crowded in the summer  more »
  • I went here for Governor's ball 2018. I went with four other people and it was easy to get too. We walked on the footbridge the first day. The scenery was amazing. The second day we took the ferry fro...  more »
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  • Been coming to this Festival The Last couple Years and I have a blast every time. The organizers do a great job with the DJ selection, the vendors, security, and utilizing the space that they have. However it would be nice if they could spread out the stages a little bit more so the sound doesn't bleed into one another. It's a 3 day event and I think all 3 days is a perfect amount of time to get as much entertainment in for what's being offered here. The wide variety of food they offer is amazing from vegan options to meat eaters they seem to have everything covered. I deducted a star for the outrageous prices they charge for admission and food. Two cocktails were $36 and they were in small plastic cups loaded with ice. I had asked for no ice one time and they said that its something they could not do unless they only fill it up half. I thought that was super tacky. For the amount of money we're spending on admission which was a little over $600 for 2 adults/3 days they should have been a little bit more generous with food and drink prices. Although the festival was totally worth it where it's only a yearly event. Not sure if I would attend again next year where this year was the 10-year anniversary. I'll probably explore other festivals but it's definitely something everyone should experience at least once.
  • We went to Randall's Island for the Vegansdale Fest. We tried way too much yummy vegan food! There were plenty of food and drink vendors, music, great people and great outdoors. The island itself is lots of fun to just wander around at. Great for a long walk (you can walk there over a bridge from Manhattan), to jog or to bike. It's very peaceful and feels like you're not even in the city.
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