Permits must be obtained prior to undertaking regulated activities as defined in the Park Rules and Regulations.
Generally, permits are required if you want to (this list is not exclusive or exhaustive):
No, drones are not permitted in the Park.
The most difficult aspect of turf management is compaction. Thousands of people enjoy park lawns, and this constant pressure from foot traffic squeezes the soil and restricts the root growth of the grass. Compaction is most severe when the soils are waterlogged after it rains. To mitigate compaction, it is vital to close the lawns on a weekly schedule, after big events, and any time they become very wet. At least one lawn on each pier will always remain open for your enjoyment.
Please note that lawns will occasionally close for periodic maintenance for issues other than compaction mitigation.
Yes, there are restrooms at Pier 6 at Fornino and in Quay Tower; in the Boathouse in the Pier 5 Uplands, in the orange building on Pier 2, under Squibb Bridge; at Empire Stores in Empire Fulton Ferry, and in 99 Plymouth Environmental Education Center.
Leashed dogs are welcome on park pathways, but dogs are not allowed on lawns. There are two dog runs: one located at Main Street and one at Pier 6. Dog runs are routinely washed and pet waste bags are available at each dog run. Dogs must be licensed with visible identification tags and vaccinated for rabies.
Non-salt ice melt is used on park pathways during icy conditions.