Socrates Sculpture Park is committed to remaining free and open to the public, every day of the year. There are two entrances on the North and South sides of the park, which are open daily from 9AM to sunset. Hallets Cove, located just north of the park, is a public beach and kayak launch that is open during warmer months.

There are no public indoor facilities at the Park. For safety reasons, visitors are not permitted in the artist studio area.

To view current weather conditions at the Park, click the symbol at the top right hand of the page that looks like this: 

Street parking is available on the streets surrounding the park. No parking is permitted directly on the premises unless arranged in advance. There is one handicapped spot available at the Park outside the main gate at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway.

Dog Policies
Dogs are welcome in the park, but must be kept on leash at all times.

From April to October, there are portable bathrooms available on the grounds, to the left of the main (south gate) entrance.

In partnership with Big Reuse we offer 7-day-a-week compost drop-off at the Park during open hours (9am – sundown). The compost bins are located down the gravel path near the picnic table on the south end of the Park. Please comply with Big Reuse’s composting requirements.

Social Gatherings
Alcohol and barbecuing are not permitted. Picnicking is allowed, but parties of more than 20 people must obtain a Special Events Permit from the Parks Department.

Park Rentals
The Park grounds are available for rental in select circumstances. For more information about private rentals, please call 718-956-1819 x105 or email sm@socratessculpturepark.org.

Lost Items
If you believe you may have lost something at the Park please email info@socratessculpturepark.org or call 718-956-1819.

Socrates Sculpture Park is free and fully accessible to visitors of all abilities, including but not limited to individuals with physical, visual, and auditory disabilities, owners of special care animals, and wheelchair users. Individuals or groups with special needs are always welcome and are encouraged to contact us with any specific questions regarding your visit or to request special accommodations: 718-956-1819.

– There are no steps or stairs within the five-acre landscape, which has a paved pathway around its perimeter to allow for wheelchair access.

– Although there is no public parking at Socrates, there is one reserved handicap (van accessible) parking space at the main entrance of the Park (on Vernon Blvd and Broadway), which accesses the paved pathway.

– Temporary, portable bathrooms are provided seasonally from late April to October, including one ADA/wheelchair accessible portable bathroom.

– For our hearing impaired guests, we offer Assisted Listening Devices for amplified programs at the Park. Please call in advance to arrange a device.

We encourage you to call us regarding your accessibility needs to better assist you at 718-956-1819.

PO Box 6259, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
T 718 956 1819 / F 718 626 1533
Socrates is open 365 days a year from 9am to sunset.
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Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset.