FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Park hours?
Park is open 6 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm.  Park is closed on Tuesdays.

Where is the Park located?
Four Freedoms Park is located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, New York. Park address is 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, New York, NY 10044. View map and directions here.

How do I get to the Park?
To plan your trip to the Park, find directions and travel information here. View map and directions here.

Is there an entrance fee to the Park?
The Park is free and open to the public.

Is the Park wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Park is wheelchair accessible, as is public transportation to Roosevelt Island. The Tram and the Red Bus can accommodate wheelchairs, and there is an elevator at the Roosevelt Island F train station. 

Are Park tours available?
Find information about free Saturday public tours and private guided tours here.

Can I bring my dog to the Park?
No, due to the memorial aspect of this space, dogs are not allowed. However, the park directly north of the Memorial, Southpoint Park, is dog-friendly!

Can I bring my bike to the Park?
No, the pedestrian pathways in the Park are very narrow and they cannot accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. There are bike racks in Southpoint Park, the park directly north of the Memorial.

Can I host a private event at the Park?
Even related inquiries should go to park@fdrffp.org.

I am a reporter – where should I direct my questions and interview requests?
Press related inquiries should go to media@fdrffp.org.

How can I make a donation?
For information on how to make a donation, please visit our donation page.

How long did it take to build the Park?
Construction began on March 29, 2010 and the Park was dedicated on October 17, 2012. More information on the Park's history can be found here.

Is there Wi-Fi access at the Park?
Yes, there is free Wi-Fi available at the Park.

What is the gothic structure at the entrance to the Park?
This gothic structure is the Smallpox Hospital. It was designed by James Renwick, Jr. (and is commonly known today as the Renwick Ruin). The Smallpox Hospital opened in 1856 and was abandoned in the 1950s. Architect James Renwick, Jr. also designed Grace Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.