Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State 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

April 1 - September 30, 9am-7pm
October 1 - March 31, 9am-5pm
December 25, closed

FDR Four Freedoms State Park may close early for private events.

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 the Park or take Roosevelt Island's free Red Bus to Southpoint Park; from there, walk approximately 3 minutes south to FDR Four Freedoms State Park.

SUBWAY

Take F train to the Roosevelt Island stop and walk approximately 15 minutes south to the Park or take Roosevelt Island's free Red Bus to Southpoint Park; from there, walk approximately 3 minutes south to FDR Four Freedoms State Park.

FERRY

Take the NYC Ferry from Astoria to the Roosevelt Island stop. Then walk approximately 15 minutes south to the Park or take Roosevelt Island's free Red Bus to Southpoint Park; from there, walk approximately 3 minutes south to the FDR Four Freedoms State Park. More information about the ferry service and schedule is provided here.

BUS

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

BY CAR

You can find our location on Google maps here. Please note there is no parking at FDR Four Freedoms State Park and there is very limited parking on Roosevelt Island. Please find information on driving and parking here.

Accessibility

Special Transportation Services

The RIOC public Red Bus service is a free bus that loops as far north as the Octagon Building (888 Main St.) and south to the entrance of Southpoint Park on a continual basis. In order to accommodate visitors requiring additional assistance, FDR Four Freedoms State 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

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

Park Rules

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
  • 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.