Commonly Asked Questions 

Most questions can be answered on the NYC Parks Frequented Asked Questions page. 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.

I want to have a party 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. 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 you 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.


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


Where are the bathrooms in the Park?

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


Friends of Morningside Park advocates for the maintenance and improvement of the Park by raising funds, coordinating volunteers, and offering programs for the community.


We promote the enjoyment and responsible use of the park through an extensive set of programs which over the years have included arts and cultural festivals, a farmers market, film screenings, public art displays, musical and theatrical performances, sports tournaments, community picnics, park cleanups and plantings, tree lightings and holiday events.

Friends of Morningside Park is a private, not-for-profit organization, and is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal EIN (tax ID) number is 13-3155238.


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Friends of Morningside Park

PO Box 250228
New York, NY 10025

T: 212-937-3883