Exploring NYC Parks with Citi Bike
A quick guide to exploring NYC Parks with Citi Bike
By Nicole Chermak
If you’re looking to get outdoors and explore NYC in a new and exciting way, Citi Bike can take you where you want to go! Citi Bike a great source of fresh air and exercise, and can also be your easy and green transportation system for getting to NYC Parks and Recreation Facilities, where you can find a variety of outdoor activities to suit your active needs. Here are some suggested routes that are perfect for all bikers, whether you’re new to biking in the city or an experienced rider looking for a fun weekend journey.
Undock a Citi Bike near your home and bike over to:
West 27th St btw 9th & 10th Aves
Closest Citi Bike Stations: 28th St at 10th Ave, 29th St at 9th Ave, and 26th St at 10th Ave
At Chelsea Park you’ll find a wide variety of activities to choose from. The park features Baseball Fields, Handball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Basketball Courts, and Fitness Equipment. We recommend taking advantage of the Fitness Equipment to strengthen and tone those muscles—grab a buddy and see who can do the most pull-ups and crunches!
Once you’re toned and ready to go, undock a bike and head east to:
Montgomery to E. 12th St, FDR Drive
Closest Citi Bike Stations: E. 6th St at Ave D
The East River Park is your one stop shop for a whole bunch of outdoor activities. Its facilities include Basketball Courts, Fitness Equipment, Soccer Fields, Tennis Courts Baseball Fields, Football Fields, and Running Tracks. Check with the NYC Parks Department to see if you need to reserve the courts before you head over. It also features Bicycle Greenways, so if you’re in your Citi Bike groove, you can continue to pedal on down the East River, taking in the spectacular view of the Brooklyn Skyline.
Getting to the next stop is really easy and convenient— just bike South to
Market St and Cherry St
Closest Citi Bike Stations: Market St at Cherry St, Pike St at Monroe St
We know what you’re thinking and no, it’s not just a playground for kids. If you didn’t have a chance earlier in the day, you can practice your baseball and handball skills at the fields and courts here. But what’s really cool about Coleman Playground is its Skate Park. If you’re planning on doing this part of the day, all you have to do is strap your Skate Board into the Citi Bike basket for easy transportation. The Skate Park was remodeled in 2012, and now features ledges, jumps, rails, a pyramid, and the famous Big Apple! Jumping over the big apple is a must do for skateboarders in NYC— can you handle the challenge?
To wrap up your day of activity and adventure, end your Citi Bike journey at:
Myrtle Ave between Washington Park and St. Edward’s St
Closest Citi Bike Stations: Washington Park, Myrtle Ave & St. Edwards St, DeKalb Ave & S.
This Brooklyn spot offers Fitness Paths— 935 yards of space specifically designed for walking, jogging or running. With markers along the paths, it’s easy to track how far you’ve gone. You could also end your day with a relaxing and scenic Fort Green Park Nature Tour.
What a great workout! You can easily hop onto the B,D,N,Q or R train at DeKalb Ave and Flatbush Ave. If you’re still feeling invigorated, there’s a Citi Bike waiting to take you home!