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Best places for workouts in New York City

If you want to do more than just going out for an easy run there are some good options available.

Track runners might like John V. Lindsay East River Park Track and Aileen B. Ryan Recreational Complex and those looking for a hill workout can go to Central park.

Central park

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Running in New York City during COVID-19

Tracks may not be open as per usual right now. On RUN:TRACK:RUN, visitors can report whether or not a track is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Red Hook Recreation Area, McCarren Park Track and John V. Lindsay East River Park Track are some of the tracks that are marked as open.

Winter running in New York City

Winters in New York City can get cold and snowy. January and February might see snow and the temperature is often below -10°C10°F .

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Prospect Park is suitable for running year round and has electic lighting.

Lower ManhattanLower Manhattan, Central park, Grand Street Campus Field, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and Silver Lake Park also has lighting.

Prospect Park

Asphalt/Concrete running spot with some hills
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Lower ManhattanLower Manhattan

11.3km flat asphalt/concrete running route
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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Flat asphalt/concrete running spot
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Highly rated places to run in New York City

John V. Lindsay East River Park Track, Lower ManhattanLower Manhattan, Central park, Aileen B. Ryan Recreational Complex, Van Cortlandt Park and Lincoln Park track are popular places to run in this area.

Van Cortlandt Park

Asphalt/Concrete running spot with some hills
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Lincoln Park track

400m synthetic track
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Your favourite running surface in New York City

Central Park ReservoirCentral Park Reservoir has a soft surface for those who like to avoid the asphalt and concrete.

Central Park ReservoirCentral Park Reservoir

2.5km flat gravel/dirt running route
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Those looking for a flat course with firm surface can go to Lower ManhattanLower Manhattan, Roosevelt Island loopRoosevelt Island loop or Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Icahn Stadium

400m synthetic track
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McCarren Park Track

400m synthetic track
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Astoria Park

400m synthetic track
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Great running spots in New York City

Central park | Prospect Park | Flushing Meadows-Corona Park | Forest Park | Van Cortlandt Park | Silver Lake Park | Clove Lakes Park


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Running routes in New York City

Central Park Reservoir | Central Park Loop | Roosevelt Island loop | Lower Manhattan


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Running tracks in New York City

McCarren Park Track | Icahn Stadium | Riverbank State Park | Macombs Dam Park | Williamsbridge Playground | Wingate park | Detective Keith L. Williams Park | Aileen B. Ryan Recreational Complex | Soundview Park | Russell Pedersen Playground | Linden Park | Kaiser Park | Red Hook Recreation Area | Thomas Jefferson Park | Astoria Park | Forest Park | Juniper Valley Park | Roy Wilkins Park | Corporal Thompson Park | John V. Lindsay East River Park Track | Grand Street Campus Field | Betsy Head Memorial Playground | Baisley Park | Poly Prep Country Day School | Police academy | The Armory | Van Cortlandt Stadium | Madison Square Garden | Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium | Wagner College Stadium | Ohio Field | Jacob K. Javits Athletic Center | Queens college track and soccer field | St. Marys Park | Chelsea Park | St. Catherines Park | Baisley Park | Windmuller Park | Tottenville High School | St. Joseph by the Sea High School | Monsignor Farrell High School | Staten Island Technical High School | New Dorp High School | Susan E. Wagner High School | College of Staten Island | Curtis High School | John Dewey High School | Abraham Lincoln High School | Sheepshead Bay High School | South Shore High School | Grover Cleveland Athletic Field | Forest Hills High School | DaSilva Memorial Field | Francis Lewis High School | Flushing Fields | Bayside Fields | Queensborough Community College | Martin Van Buren High School | Andrew Jackson high school | Springfield Gardens High School | Cardinal Spellman High School | Mount Saint Michael Academy | Joel E. Smilow Athletic Fielld | Bronx High School | Track | Synthetic track | Track | 400m synthetic track | 400m synthetic track | Track | Synthetic track | Track | Track | Synthetic track | 400m synthetic track | 400m synthetic track | 400m synthetic track | 400m synthetic track | 400m synthetic track | Synthetic track Show all tracks


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Weather in New York City

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Comments on places around New York City

COVID-19 REPORT on Red Hook Recreation Area
07/09 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on McCarren Park Track
07/09 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on John V. Lindsay East River Park Track
07/09 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on Grand Street Campus Field
02/09 -20: Reported as open during COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on Lincoln Park track
18/08 -20: Reported as open during COVID-19 outbreak

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