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Morningside Park, one of only 11 New York City designated Scenic Landmarks, is a narrow strip that stretches 13 blocks through the neighborhoods of Harlem and Morningside Heights.


Morningside Park blends dramatic landscaping with the pleasures of a community park. The hillside park features multiple playgrounds, including the newly renovated Middle Playground near 117th and Morningside Ave, breath-taking views of Harlem and even Midtown Manhattan, and winding paths bordered with flowers, native plants and trees that lead to a cascading waterfall. You can often find local teams playing on its baseball fields and local farmers selling goods in the outdoor market on Saturdays.


Morningside Park is named for the sunny eastern side of the cliff that separates Morningside Heights from Harlem and is one of four designated Historic Harlem Parks. The other three parks are Marcus Garvey, St. Nicholas, and Jackie Robinson Parks.


About the Park

History of the Park

The Dog Run offers off-leash play for your pup. Like most NYC Dog Runs, the Run is maintained and operated by dedicated, dog-loving volunteers.  

Down to Earth Farmers Market brings together local farmers and area food makers who source locally. Visit the Market every Saturday, year-round. 

Download the Green Gym Exercise Guide.

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