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Frequently Asked Questions 

Most questions can be answered on the NYC Parks Frequently Asked Questions page. We also encourage you to report problems and complaints through the city's 311 system. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Morningside Park. Can't find the answer to your question? Contact us and we'll try to help.

How do I report a rat problem in the park?

Report rat sightings through the NYC 311 system. There is a special page for reporting rats in parks.


How do I report a light out in the Park?

Report light outages by calling 311 or by reporting it online at the Department of Transportation's website

How do I report poison ivy growing in the Park?

You can report poison ivy growing in a park or City tree, on school property, or on private property.


Click here to file a report or call 311. 


I want to have a group event in Morningside Park. Do I need a permit? 

Yes, if more than 20 people are expected to attend, you will need a special events permit from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Please visit our Special Events Permits and Applications page for more information.

What are the rules regarding dogs in NYC Parks?

Enjoy Morningside Park with your dog, but remember to keep your pup leashed at all times, other than at off-leash Dog Run near 114th (above the pond).

You can find out more about dog-friendly areas in NYC Parks here.

Where are the park restrooms?

Morningside Playground West: 117th Street & Morningside Avenue

Playground 123: West 123rd Street & Morningside Avenue (Wheelchair Accessible)

Morningside Park Ball Fields West: 112th Street & Manhattan Avenue

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