Morningside Park, one of only 11 New York City designated Scenic Landmark, 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, breath-taking views of Harlem and even Midtown Manhattan, and winding paths bordered with flowers 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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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