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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park

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Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044
Latitude 40.750419
Longitude -73.960583

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The park, designed by architect Louis I. Kahn, is free to the public.

Its name derives from a January 6, 1941 speech delivered by President Roosevelt, in which he described his vision for a world founded on four essential human freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

The park is operated in partnership with the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy and offers visitors a free interactive digital educational resource, accessible on any mobile device.

For more information, please visit: or read the press release announcing the state park from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo here.


We ask you to please honor this Presidential memorial by not bringing dogs or other pets to the park.

Hours of Operation

  • Nov – Mar, 9 am – 5 pm
    Apr – Oct, 9 am – 7 pm

  • Please note that there is no parking at Four Freedoms Park and very limited parking available on Roosevelt Island. For directions by public transportation, please visit:

Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park
(212) 204-8831

Come join us at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day!

Project 1: Weed identification and removal at Park Entrance, followed by mulch application around Cherry Blossom Trees.

Project 2: Scout in and around the Copper Beech Tree's groundcover for weeds, insects and disease. Removal of weeds and replenish mulch. Rake crushed gravel to distribute evenly in and around Beeches.

Project 3: Hand pull weeds from Linden Tree pits, patch mulch where needed.

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Contact event coordinator Lizette DeJesus for more information:

Registration: Required

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