A piece of tranquility in a busy metropolis. Randall’s Island is a recreation park with over 60 playing fields, acres of wetlands, a 20-court tennis center, bike and walking pathways, a golf center and the IAAF certified Ichan Stadium.
It’s set on what was two islands and three separate land masses, now combined to make one 480 acres of green space on the East river between East Harlem, Astoria, Queens and the South Bronx.
It’s a cliche, but there really is something for everyone here. No matter how young or old you are you’ll enjoy your time whatever activity you choose to do at the park. It’s open every day from 5 am to midnight.
Here are some of the things you can do when you visit the park:
Take a walk on the North or South side of the island and learn about the people involved in its creation. Find out what the land was used for before it became the park and all about the Robert F Kennedy Bridge where its three branches meet on Randall’s Island resulting in a traffic flow in 12 directions.
The Randall’s Island Urban Farm has fruit and vegetables and even a paddy fields for growing rice. Come and learn about sustainable living, collecting rainwater, crop rotation and all about growing delicious cucumbers, berries, squash, tomatoes, and lemons. It’s the perfect place for children and adults to find out more about how good food is grown and harvested.
Randall’s island has plenty of wetland space, which includes New York’s only freshwater wetland and the Little Hell Gate Salt March which covers 5-acres. It’s a haven for wildlife and wetland flowers and plants. See if you can spot a red-tailed hawk or a snowy egret.
Flow Art Tour
Every year the park displays pieces of outdoor art for the public to enjoy. This year you can visit on the 16th of September. See art combine with nature and talk to the artists from the Bronx Museum Artists in the Marketplace program. On the 21st October, you can meet up with Rose DiSiano a Flow 17 artist to talk about photography and art with storytelling and history. Bring your camera and enjoy an afternoon of discussion and photography.
Recreational walking, running, and biking
If you want to get fit it pleasant surroundings, then come to the park for some running, cycling or walking. The park has produced five tours which can be explored on foot or two wheels. Each tour has a different length, starting at 1. 5 miles for beginners to 5 miles for the more experienced.
Randall Island Weddings
Did you know you can get married in Randall Park? The park authorities can’t help you with the planning or the event. If you can organize the licenses and the permits required you could hold your wedding in one of the parks many locations. You will be allowed to erect a tent and with the right permits have music and serve alcohol. You need to apply to the park for a special event permit and give them between 21 and 30 days to process the request.
Delux Worldwide Transportation offers a fleet of wedding limos. You can choose one of our stretch limousines, black or white. We also offer smaller vehicles like the Mercedes Benz. Arrive at your wedding in Randall’s Island feeling the way a bride and groom should feel on your wedding day. You could also use our Airport Car Service to pick up any guests from La Guardia or JFK and deliver them to their accommodation.
Getting to and from Randall’s Island
There is parking on the island, but it does get very crowded, especially during the summer months. In fact, during the year, it attracts over 3 million visitors.
Rather than dealing with hot and sticky transportation on the metro or the bus, or even worse, searching for parking space, be practical and order a car service. Don’t bother with an Uber or taxi; it’s hit and miss. Many of the taxis are less than desirable and relying on an Uber is iffy, and they won’t wait around if you’re delayed. You’ll be satisfied with the comfort and prestige that a quality luxury limousine service offers.
Our luxury vehicles are beautiful on the outside with luxurious interiors. Our drivers know the city inside out, and the best routes to take to avoid a tiring journey so you can arrive feeling refreshed and depart knowing your return journey will be comfortable and relaxing.
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