Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City. It is the first memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state and a New York State Park. The Park is free to the public.

 

Hours

The Park is open daily, 9am to 5pm; closed Tuesdays. The Park is closed on December 25.

October 1 - March 31, 9am to 5pm
April 1 - September 30, 9am to 7pm

Four Freedoms Park may close early for private or member-only events. To learn more about becoming a member of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, click here.

Directions

TRAM FROM MANHATTAN

The tram is located at the intersection of 59th Street & 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. Travel time is approximately 4-5 mins. Exit on Roosevelt Island and walk approximately 15 minutes south to Park.

SUBWAY

Take F train to the Roosevelt Island stop and walk approximately 15 minutes south to Park.

BUS

Bus service operates between Queens and Roosevelt Island; find Q102 bus route and information here.

BY CAR

Please note there is no parking at Four Freedoms Park and there is very limited parking on Roosevelt Island. For detailed driving directions, click here.

SCHOOL GROUPS

Due to Cornell Tech construction, school bus access to Four Freedoms Park is limited, and entrance beyond the guard booth will require a confirmed appointment. Click here to book now.

Accessibility

Special Transportation Services

Due to construction of the Cornell Tech campus, the RIOC public Red Bus service in not currently servicing the southern end of the island. In order to accommodate visitors requiring additional assistance, Four Freedoms Park offers special transportation services from the Tram Station.

Our two open-air shuttles can accommodate up to 10 passengers and are available during normal operating hours free-of-charge. Additionally, visitors needing assistance may explore the park using our shuttles (subject to availability). To arrange accessibility accommodations, call (212) 308-3351.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Four Freedoms Park is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are also available for visitors free-of-charge at the Park.

Tours

Private Tours

Four Freedoms Park offers private guided tours tailored to suit your interests. Tours are led by Conservancy Guides and are a great way to learn about President Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms; Louis Kahn’s design principles and philosophy; the story behind constructing the memorial; and much more. Learn more here.


Photo/Film Permits & Park Rules

Photo/Film Permits

ALL PHOTO SHOOTS REQUIRE A PERMIT AS NOTED BELOW.

Permits are required for commercial, student, and editorial photo and/or film shoots, and fees may apply. Learn more here.

Please note that for personal photography, no permit is required, and no fees apply. However, a permit is required for the use of tripods, reflectors, lighting, props, or other equipment.

Drones

In accordance with NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Four Freedoms Park does not allow drones for personal or commercial usage.

Park Rules

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park is a Presidential memorial. To preserve its sanctity and keep the memorial clean, please observe the rules below.
  • Carry out what you carry in; no littering
  • Quietly stroll, but leave bicycles, roller skates, scooters, skateboards, and amplifiers at home
  • Enjoy nature but no tree-climbing, fishing, or feeding of wildlife
  • Leave dogs and pets at home
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be enjoyed in designated areas of the Park
  • Observe no smoking policy
  • No climbing of embankments or walls
  • No glass containers
  • Do not obstruct entrances or walkways


Private Events

We host corporate events, weddings, and all kinds of private parties. Plan your next unforgettable experience with us. Learn more here.


KATCHKIE TRUCK

The Katchkie food truck, operated by Great Performances and inspired by Katchkie Farm, is CLOSED for the season. See you next spring!