Visiting Marcus Garvey Park
Located in Central Harlem between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West, from 120th Street to 124th Street
1. Toddler Playground
Swings, slides, climbing structures and summer-time sprinkler, especially for toddlers. Playground is for children only. Adults may only enter when accompanying children.
2. Children's Playground
Swings, slides and climbing structures for school-aged children. Playground is for children only. Adults may only enter when accompanying children.
3. Sankofa Pavilion
Temporary art installation, made possible by the Mellon Foundation’s Culture, Care and Community Initiative.
4. Swimming Pool & Bathhouse
Free seasonal swimming pool
5. Drummer's Circle
Designated area for impromptu drum circles that have been a Saturday afternoon tradition in Marcus Garvey Park since 1969
6. Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
Opened in 1969, The Pelham Fritz facilities include performance spaces, a children’s playroom, a weightlifting area, a reading room, a computer center, and a game room. This center honors Pelham Fritz (1920–1988), an esteemed Parks official, former basketball player and coach, and Harlem resident for most of his life.
7. Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
Originally built in 1969, and renovated in 2011, the band shell and amphitheater is a vibrant community gathering place for music, dance, celebrations, and ceremonies.
9. Community Room
Indoor space available for local organization to use for events and meetings. Public restrooms located in the building.
9. Fire Watchtower & Acropolis
Plaza located at top of Mount Morris, crowned by the historic Fire Watch Tower, originally constructed in 1812, and restored in 2019.
10. Chess & Checkers Plaza
Mixed-used plaza accentuated by chess/checker tables.
11. Physical Fitness Area
Exercise structures and gym equipment generously provided and operated by the Lion’s Den gym, open to all
12. Basketball Courts & Playground
Three basketball courts and playgrounds, open to all ages
13. Barbecue area
Barbecue grills and picnic tables available on a first-come-first-served basis
14. Dog Park
Two dog run areas: A larger area for all dogs, and a smaller are for dogs who need to be separated from other dogs — ie: because they are not yet socialized, they are healing from an injury, or they just prefer to be alone.
15. Baseball field
The Bill Shea Harlem Little League Friendship Field used for baseball and softball