Exploring NYC’s Little Island with Your Kids
What to do and see when you visit Little Island, NYC's newest park, which opened in late May
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Visiting Little Island Park in NYC
Where is Little Island located?
What are Little Island’s hours?
Little Island is open daily, 6am-1am. Note: Timed-entry tickets are required from 12-8pm (its peak hours), now through Sept. 30. Slots can be reserved up to 30 days in advance, with new reservations released monthly.
How can I get to Little Island?
You can drive to Little Island, take public transportation, walk, or ride your bike. (Bike racks are located just north and south of Little Island on the Hudson River Park esplanade.) Bikes and bike riding are not allowed in the park.
The nearest subway stations are the F and M trains located at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue; the 1, 2, and 3 trains located at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue; and the A, C, E, and L trains located at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue (ADA accessible). Walking west, visitors can cross the West Side Highway at 14th and 13th streets.
The M11, M12, and M14D SBS buses stop at 14th Street and Tenth Avenue.
Is there parking at Little Island?
How much is admission at Little Island?
Admission to the park is free. While most of the performances will also be free, with no reservations required, some may require advance tickets. No day-of tickets will be sold. Check Little Island’s events calendar for details.
Is Little Island ADA-accessible?
Yes! The entire park is ADA-compliant. In addition, Little Island’s Visitor Experience staff can assist with access needs. The restrooms, including the all-gender facilities, are ADA-accessible.
What family-friendly attractions are near Little Island?
Nearby attractions include the Whitney Museum of Art and High Line. Chelsea Market—home to some 40 food vendors—is a short walk away. If your kids still have energy to burn, go north to the massive Chelsea Piers sports complex or south to the charming playground at Pier 51.
Is Little Island on social media?
For more information, visit littleisland.org.
All photos by Garrett Ziegler