Roberto Clemente State Park is a 25-acre waterfront park located along the Harlem River in the Bronx. The park offers a variety of recreational and cultural activities year-round for youth, adults, senior citizens and the physically challenged. The facilities include a multi-purpose recreation building, an Olympic-size pool complex, ball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds and a waterfront promenade.
The park opened in 1973 as the Harlem River Park and was renamed after Clemente, the first Latino-American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The annual Roberto Clemente Week celebrates the famed baseball player's life with a series of special events at the park.
During the summer, the park is home to numerous concerts and special events. There is truly something for everyone at Roberto Clemente State Park.
For more information on Roberto Clemente check out the virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institute. 'Beyond Baseball, The Life of Roberto Clemente'.
Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed at Roberto Clemente State Park.
Hours of Operation
- Open daily year round.
- Hours: Daily from 8 am - 8:30 pm;
Holiday Hours (Indoor Areas): 11 am - 7 pm.
- Pool/Aquatics Complex: 7/4/2023 - 9/4/2023
Two daily swim sessions:
Session 1: 10:00 am to
Session 2: 2:30
pm to 6:00 pm
- Fitness Center Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Barbecuing only permitted on park grills in the designated area. No barbecuing on personal grills. For information on how to make a reservation, please see our picnic reservation information and apply using the park use permit.
Fees & Rates
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information.
Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
- Baseball Field Rental
$75 per game (Non-Profit)
$150 per game (Commercial)
$125 per game (Non-Profit)
$250 per game (Commercial)
- Bus Entry Fee
- Non-Profit Buses $35
Commercial Buses $75
- Gymnasium Rental
- Full Gym:
$200 minimum rental up to 2 hours (Non-Profit)
$400 minimum rental up to 2 hours (Commercial)
$100 minimum rental up to 2 hours (Non-Profit)
$200 minimum rental up to 2 hours (Commercial)
- Instructional Sports
- Baseball, Gymnastics & Basketball (Ages 7-14)
$20 per 10 week session
- Swim diaper - $2 and vinyl panty - $2
- Picnic Permit
- All permits require a basic $30 prosessing fee plus:
$35 - for up to 50 persons
$70 - for up to 51-100 persons
$115 - for up to 101-150 persons
$140 - for up to 151-200 (max) persons
- Pool/Aquatics Complex
Adults $2, Children $1
For pool rules and regulations, please see this document.
- Softball Field Rental
- $50 per game (Non-Profit)
$100 per game (Commercial)
- Fitness Center Memberships
- Annual: $125
3 Months: $35
Day Pass: $5
Payable by Money Order ONLY
Highlights of Roberto Clemente State Park:
- Roberto Clemente State Park is one of few access points to the Harlem River for rowing, canoeing, and other water activities.
- On clear days, the esplanade at Roberto Clemente State Park offers views of Cloisters, High Bridge, High Bridge Tower, Yeshiva University, and much more along the Harlem River.
- Habitat Roberto Clemente State Park currently has a Chimney Swift Tower, a special kind of birdhouse that protects this particular species. The tower was placed by the Audubon Society several years ago.
What will you see? Plan your visit today!
Look and listen for these birds at our Park:
Everyone is a Steward: Be a Roberto Clemente State Park Hero!
Respect other visitors and their experience. Avoid excessive noise.
Respect wildlife and observe from a distance.
Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
Use extra caution when using headphones. You may not be able to hear warnings.
For more information, please read our Trail Tips!
When you enter or leave the Hudson River:
Clean and remove all visible plants, animals, fish and mud from your boat, trailer and other equipment and dispose of it in a suitable trash container or on dry land.
Drain water from bilge, live wells, ballast tanks and any other locations with water before leaving the launch. Disinfect when possible.
Dry your boat, trailer and all equipment completely. At least 5 days of drying time is recommended. Drying times vary depending on weather and material.
Ask a Naturalist!
Q: Why can't I feed the geese?
A: Feeding geese can lead to many problems. While they may be enjoyable to watch, feeding them will result in too many geese in the park. Their droppings on the sites can be a serious health hazard. Also, the lack of nutrition from the food that people give them may result in a condition known as angel wings, in which the feathers curl and the bird is unable to fly.
DID YOU KNOW?
Roberto Clemente State Park, located in the Bronx alongside the Harlem River, was the first Urban New York State Park.
Part of the park was built on the original Tremont Bridge, which was important to the industrialization and growth of the University Heights Community. In addition, land on the north end of the park was donated by New York University.
FREE COMMUNITY BASKETBALL CLINICS
Saturday, December 16, 2023 12:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
FREE programs we spoke about here at Roberto Clemente State Park. All registration is on line. Please don't hesitate to register your child. Any registration questions should be sent to them directly at email@example.com. We hope to see you here for the amazing program!! Session 1 ages: COED 8-10, time 12pm-1:15pm. Session 2 ages: COED 5-7, time 1:30pm-2:45pm.