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.
The Park is open daily, 9am to 7pm; closed Tuesdays. The Park is closed on December 25.
April 1 - September 30, 9am to 7pm
October 1 - March 31, 9am to 5pm
TRAM FROM MANHATTANThe 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 or take Roosevelt Island's free Red Bus to Southpoint Park; from there, walk approximately 3 minutes south to the Four Freedoms Park.
SUBWAYTake F train to the Roosevelt Island stop and walk approximately 15 minutes south to Park or take Roosevelt Island's free Red Bus to Southpoint Park; from there, walk approximately 3 minutes south to the Four Freedoms Park.
FERRYTake the NYC Ferry from Astoria to the Roosevelt Island stop. Then walk approximately 15 minutes south to Park or take Roosevelt Island's free Red Bus to Southpoint Park; from there, walk approximately 3 minutes south to the Four Freedoms Park. More information about the ferry service and schedule is provided here.
BUSBus service operates between Queens and Roosevelt Island; find Q102 bus route and information here.
BY CARPlease 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 GROUPSDue 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.
Special Transportation ServicesDue 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 AccessibilityFour Freedoms Park is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are also available for visitors free-of-charge at the Park.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park is a presidential memorial. Help us maintain the Park by observing the following:
- Food and beverages, except water, are restricted to designated areas of the Park; coffee spills stain
- NO bicycles, roller skates, recreational scooters, or skateboards
- NO dogs or other pets
- NO climbing on the embankments, walls, or trees
- NO alcohol
- NO smoking/vaping
- NO glass containers
- NO fishing/shore access
- NO feeding wildlife
- NO drones
- Commercial activities of any kind, including photography, prohibited without permit
- Be courteous and respectful of all Park staff
Please do not obstruct entrances or walkways. Local laws apply.
Public Tours of FDR Four Freedoms State Park
From April—September, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy offers free public tours of FDR Four Freedoms State Park. Led by Conservancy Guides, tours explore the Park’s unique history as a monument to a person, a place, and an idea, as well as the legacies of President Roosevelt and architect Louis Kahn.
Tours investigate FDR’s life and legacy and the impact of his Four Freedoms speech, as well as the design philosophy and work of modernist architect Louis Kahn and issues surrounding public memorialization. Tours also provide insight into the history of the memorial, more than 40 years in the making, as well as the Conservancy’s mission and programming, while providing visitors with a better understanding of this special public space in New York City.
Tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are approximately 30 minutes long. Weather-permitting, tours are offered Thursday-Sunday at 12:30pm and 3pm. Tour schedule is subject to change; call 212-204-8831 for more details.