NYC Parks

Morningside Park

Park and Playground
Morningside Heights, New York
  • Robin .
    "Not one of my favorite parks, but the stairs and the views are nice."(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)
42 Tips and reviews
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  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadMay 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Devonta
    DevontaFebruary 3
    Scenic. Beautiful. Clean. Great for running or working out.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.July 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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?
  • 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!
  • Bum Bum J.
    Bum Bum JonesJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the Hidden Gems in NYC. Walk up the stairs for and enjoy a view of Harlem.
  • 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.
  • WeHarlem
    WeHarlemJuly 16, 2011
    You have to come here in the summer for Sundae Sermon events! Nice music and vibe!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 22, 2012
    Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Park Revival
  • Carmen C.
    Carmen CorzoAugust 12, 2015
    If you're there right at dusk, you might see the fireflies
  • 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.
  • Robin .
    Robin 🍂July 29
    Been here 10+ times
    Not one of my favorite parks, but the stairs and the views are nice.
  • Diego F.
    Diego FJune 1
    Lots of stairs, nice place to BBQ
  • Tiffani N.
    Tiffani NicoleJune 29, 2013
    Careful!!!!! Just walked past a couple smoking crack... 6p on a Saturday
  • Manuel B.
    Manuel BMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be careful and avoid crossing through the park when it is late at night.
  • 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
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FieldApril 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The perimeter is 1.55 miles. Run/walk it twice and that's a 5k.
  • Pia H.
    Pia HJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take the kids to the Duck Pond at Manhattan Ave.
  • Chad M.
    Chad MillerApril 21, 2010
    When the Columbia gym project was abandoned in 1968, the pond in Morningside Park was created.
  • Nabeel
    NabeelJuly 29, 2011
    Join the people working out on the 116th St steps
  • Sloane K.
    Sloane KlevinMarch 27, 2010
    The dog park is really nice. And the flowers are gorgeous right now
  • Mitchell K.
    Mitchell KaplanJune 30, 2015
    Very lovely setting
  • 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.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KoehlerOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Hey tourists, please leave this park alone. Thanks.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickApril 17
    Lovely park
  • Kalle L.
    Kalle LindApril 20, 2014
    Amazing rims!
  • Sabrina W.
    Sabrina WangDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    safer during the day.
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FleysherMay 11, 2010
    Watch out for the homeless man sleeping on the third base foul line.
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinFebruary 2
    Try to meet a possum
  • Yens
    YensApril 3, 2010
    Run up and down mid stairs 5x add to a 3 mile run killer workout
  • Nico V.
    Nico V.March 12, 2012
    Don't go at night.
  • Catherine V.
    Catherine VenturaMay 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Look for the cormorant who lives under the waterfall
  • Hassan E.
    Hassan El-GendiJune 12, 2010
    Great place to BBQ!
  • Vadim L.
    Vadim LavrusikDecember 1, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Dont come here at night. Walk around it.
  • Joziel T.
    Joziel TimBetaLabMarch 24, 2013
    Conhecer o melhor prato? Um lugar secreto para se sentar? A melhor época para ir?2
  • Luciana C.
    Luciana C.July 1, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Parquinho simpático e tranquilo. Tem uma cachoeira e um laguinho (um pouco sujo)
  • Valdo L.
    Valdo LopesAugust 7, 2013
    Brasileiros é um lugar muito bem diferente do que eu conheço.
    Upvoted Sep 19
  • Valdo L.
    Valdo LopesAugust 22, 2013
    És um labrador que se chama Saddam.
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