The Park

Bryant Park’s grounds include formal gardens, graceful allées, three terraces, and Midtown’s widest stretch of lawn

Hours

Open today 7:00am–10:00pm

    January – February
    Daily, 7am-10pm

    March
    While Winter Village is operating
    Daily, 7am-10pm
    After Winter Village closes for the season
    Daily, 7am-8pm

    April
    Daily, 7am-10pm

    May
    Daily, 7am-11pm

    June – September
    Monday – Friday: 7am-midnight
    Saturday and Sunday: 7am-11pm

    October – December
    Daily, 7am-10pm

    November – December
    Daily, 7am-10pm


    Management may close the park when conditions are considered unsafe for patrons as a result of weather or necessary maintenance.

Directions

 

Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Take the B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park.

Take the 7 train to 5th Avenue.

Driving directions to the park.

Map + Park Areas

Bryant Park is a great place to stretch out, dine al fresco, and relax. It also provides a multitude of free and engaging activities for those looking for some challenging fun.

Rules + Regulations

You are welcome...

  • to enjoy the park, including the Lawn, when open
  • to spread blankets on the Lawn, but not plastic material or tarpaulins
  • to enjoy the gardens without entering flowerbeds or picking flowers
  • to use a park chair or one seat on a bench designed for sharing
  • to deposit waste in trash or recycling receptacles
  • to walk your dog, on a leash and not on the grass, if you clean up after it
  • to take souvenir photos, commercial photography by Bryant Park Corporation permit only

Park guidelines prohibit...

  • drug use
  • alcohol use outside the Bryant Park Grill, Bryant Park Cafe, and Southwest Porch
  • open flames, as well as cooking and grilling
  • smoking
  • organized ballgames
  • sitting or standing on balustrades
  • entering the fountain
  • feeding pigeons
  • rummaging in trash receptacles
  • amplified music that disturbs others
  • performances, except by permit
  • commercial activity, except by permit
  • obstructing park entrances
  • bicycle riding and parking, skateboarding, or rollerblading
  • Patrons of Bryant Park are subject to the rules and regulations of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

The Grounds

The lawn is lush and green and the flowers change seasonally but Bryant Park is more than a garden. When you first discover it, nestled in its canyon of skyscrapers, it’s like an oasis–a refuge of peace and calm. But Bryant Park is a city park, full of historical monuments and urban amenities. The park is a social place where friends meet, eat lunch, chat, stroll, listen to music, work on the wireless network, or simply sit and think. Winter, summer, spring, and fall, New Yorkers love this park.

Nearby Architecture

Facing onto Bryant Park from both 40th Street and 42nd Street are several noteworthy buildings of the kind that have long defined Midtown Manhattan as one of the architectural showplaces of the world.

Monuments

Starting in front of the library, and walking West towards Sixth Avenue and then counter-clockwise around the park, here is a guide to the monuments.

Horticulture

Lavishly renovated in 1992, Bryant Park's grounds include six flowerbeds planted seasonally with 100 species of woody shrubs and herbaceous perennials, and 20,000 bulbs.

Design

The park strives to design public spaces, structures, furniture and objects with a respect for nature and the end user. Attention to detail and useful elegance are some of the qualities you’ll experience with as you discover the park.

History

From potter's field to reservoir to one of the world's busiest public spaces, Bryant Park has a rich and storied history.

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Wireless Network

Bryant Park is a WiFi hot spot, bringing the internet free to users of laptops and handheld devices.

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