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Morningside Park

Park and Playground
Morningside Heights, New York
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  • Bum Bum J.
    "Walk up the stairs for and enjoy a view of Harlem."(5 Tips)
    Harlem A.
    "Well maintained with a waterfall and duck pond with turtles & geese."(2 Tips)
    Daniel M.
    "113th Street and Morningside Drive from the bottom of the park."(2 Tips)
    Lindsay T.
    "Lovely views of buildings in the background while in this park."(4 Tips)
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  • Foad T.
    Foad TorshiziSeptember 18, 2015
    This is a gorgeous park. However, it can be a bit shady if you are alone at night. People around here constantly warn you not to walk through the park at night, but I have never had a bad experience.
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorMarch 21, 2013
    Straddling Central Park, Columbia, & Central Harlem lies the perfect escape from other overrun parks nearby. Well maintained with a waterfall and duck pond with turtles & geese. Crowded on holidays.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiOctober 8, 2015
    Go for a walk with your dog or have a barbecue with friend, and best of all, read by the lake when it's nice outside!
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintJuly 19, 2015
    Check out the farmers market on Saturday morning. Go for a nice walk or run! Lovely views of buildings in the background while in this park.
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadMay 13, 2013
    Looking for a good place to run stairs? Look no further as there are multiple areas where it takes 140+ steps to walk from the bottom of the park to the top.
  • Bum Bum J.
    Bum Bum JonesJuly 3, 2013
    One of the Hidden Gems in NYC. Walk up the stairs for and enjoy a view of Harlem. http://bit.ly/1051F5C
  • Devonta
    DevontaFebruary 3
    Scenic. Beautiful. Clean. Great for running or working out.
  • Repo M.
    Repo MApril 1, 2012
    Don't walk alone on the upper path between 116-118 without a dog. If you have a big dog, please walk there to keep the path safe.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.July 3, 2013
    There are 155 steps to climb to get to 113th Street and Morningside Drive from the bottom of the park. Why pay for a gym membership?
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksFebruary 10, 2013
    Morningside Park is beautiful in any season. Come during winter to sled down hills at 110th Street, 113th Street, or 122nd Street. Choose your favorite! Read more
  • Glenn M.
    Glenn McAnanamaMarch 14, 2010
    The Daffodils are just coming out - in a few weeks, the park will be full of flowers in the gardens and on the flowering trees. It's going to be great.
  • WeHarlem
    WeHarlemJuly 16, 2011
    You have to come here in the summer for Sundae Sermon events! Nice music and vibe!
  • Carmen C.
    Carmen CorzoAugust 12, 2015
    If you're there right at dusk, you might see the fireflies
  • Robin .
    Robin 🌻July 29
    Not one of my favorite parks, but the stairs and the views are nice.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 22, 2012
    Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Park Revival
  • Sloane K.
    Sloane KlevinMarch 27, 2010
    The dog park is really nice. And the flowers are gorgeous right now
  • Chad M.
    Chad MillerApril 21, 2010
    When the Columbia gym project was abandoned in 1968, the pond in Morningside Park was created.
  • Harlem W.
    Harlem World MagazineMarch 28, 2010
    There is nothing better than strolling along morningside park in the middle of the day anytime of the week.
  • Diego F.
    Diego FJune 1
    Lots of stairs, nice place to BBQ
  • Derek P.
    Derek PennApril 14, 2011
    Nice place to go relax...bring a book
  • Erik M.
    Erik MartinezSeptember 6, 2015
    Fix up real nice I love it
  • Pia H.
    Pia HJuly 4, 2011
    Take the kids to the Duck Pond at Manhattan Ave.
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FleysherMay 11, 2010
    Watch out for the homeless man sleeping on the third base foul line.
  • Manuel B.
    Manuel BMay 4, 2012
    Be careful and avoid crossing through the park when it is late at night.
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FieldApril 13, 2012
    The perimeter is 1.55 miles. Run/walk it twice and that's a 5k.
  • Tiffani N.
    Tiffani NicoleJune 29, 2013
    Careful!!!!! Just walked past a couple smoking crack... 6p on a Saturday
  • Nabeel
    NabeelJuly 29, 2011
    Join the people working out on the 116th St steps
  • Yens
    YensApril 3, 2010
    Run up and down mid stairs 5x add to a 3 mile run killer workout
  • Mitchell K.
    Mitchell KaplanJune 30, 2015
    Very lovely setting
  • Scott K.
    Scott KoehlerOctober 10, 2013
    Hey tourists, please leave this park alone. Thanks.
  • Catherine V.
    Look for the cormorant who lives under the waterfall
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickApril 17
    Lovely park
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinFebruary 2
    Try to meet a possum
  • Hassan E.
    Hassan El-GendiJune 12, 2010
    Great place to BBQ!
  • Vadim L.
    Vadim LavrusikDecember 1, 2009
    Dont come here at night. Walk around it.
  • Kalle L.
    Kalle LindApril 20, 2014
    Amazing rims!
  • Sabrina W.
    Sabrina WangDecember 23, 2014
    safer during the day.
  • Nico V.
    Nico V.March 12, 2012
    Don't go at night.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PaulsonMarch 25, 2012
    I wouldn't go here at night.
  • Luciana C.
    Luciana C.July 1, 2015
    Parquinho simpático e tranquilo. Tem uma cachoeira e um laguinho (um pouco sujo)
  • Joziel T.
    Joziel TimBetaLabMarch 24, 2013
    Conhecer o melhor prato? Um lugar secreto para se sentar? A melhor época para ir?2
  • Valdo L.
    Valdo LopesAugust 7, 2013
    Brasileiros é um lugar muito bem diferente do que eu conheço.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Valdo L.
    Valdo LopesAugust 22, 2013
    És um labrador que se chama Saddam.
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