Harlem Health & Recreation

Marcus Garvey Park

Address: 18 Mount Morris Park West
Website: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/marcusgarveypark/

In addition to a pool and playgrounds, this twenty acre oasis between 120th and 124th streets hosts concerts and events¿including the annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in the park's amphitheater.

Morningside Park

Address: Morningside Park
Phone: 212-937-3883
Website: www.morningsidepark.org/

One of four historic Harlem parks, Morningside Park is a quiet haven where you'll find a waterfall, a pond and rocky, rugged terrain created by native Harlem schist.

Riverbank State Park

Address: Riverbank State Park
Phone: 212-694-3600
Website: nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/93/details.aspx

Inspired by urban rooftop designs in Japan, this 28-acre multi-level landscaped park rises 69 feet above the Hudson River and offers just about every recreational activity under the sun (or under the rooftops of five major buildings) including skating, basketball and tennis courts, an athletic field, a restaurant, snack bars and an Olympic sized pool.