Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, New York City: Hours, Address, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK15,159 contributions
Dec 2021
Designed by Louis Kahn this park celebrates US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and is a lasting memorial to him. This is a peaceful place and offers fabulous views across the water to Manhattan. The park is open daily except Tuesdays and is free to enter. There is a large sculpture of Roosevelts head and a massive granite tablet with has an excerpt of his 6th January 1941 State of the Union address which pronounced the Four Freedoms. This park is well worth a visit and the ride over from Manhattan on the aerial tramway (which costs just $2.75 each way) is just fabulous. I totally recommend it as an 'off the beaten track' place to visit when in NYC.
Written January 8, 2022
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Shawn H
Washington DC, DC245 contributions
Sep 2021
This pleasant park on the end of Roosevelt Island is a simple memorial with lines of trees culminating in a plaza that juts into the East River. This place provides good views and a nice place to walk. Take the Tram, go for a walk, and remember the uplifting ambitions of a former President. They are in the process of upgrading the sidewalks and plantings to and from the Memorial, with new seating areas nearly complete. I do wish the site had more context to improve the educational experience for people visiting.
Written October 9, 2021
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY178 contributions
Aug 2021
A peaceful place of reflection and relaxation. Walk towards the tip to be surrounded by the river and beautiful views of NYC.
Written September 21, 2021
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Nathan P
Poole, UK142 contributions
Dec 2019
We headed over to the park on the tramway and had a great morning - the views back to Manhattan are excellent and it is a unique way to see New York.
Written January 19, 2020
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AmericaOverEasy
Newport, Australia316 contributions
Jun 2019
It is just a pleasure to have places, and green spaces that are open and accessable for us all; even if we don't get to enjoy them daily, its wonderful to know that on the occasion when we do have the time...there is the space...It used to be the notion, that the only open spaces and natural habits were the exclusive venues of the wealthy.
Written January 10, 2020
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jonoc5
Leeds, UK28 contributions
Sep 2019
You can’t really do wrong when you’ve got the views of Manhattan to play with, but this is still a very nice park that suitably marks ones trip to the island. Standing at the top and looking out at the river is an experience one can’t easily beat.
Written September 22, 2019
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Local_lass20
High Wycombe, UK241 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Really great park. Stark but effective. Beautifully planting, trees provide shade. Stunning views. Recommended.
Written August 22, 2019
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Lisa O
15 contributions
Jul 2019
I’m a typical NY’er who only gets to places like this when guests come from out of town and that’s what finally got me to this elegant place at the tip of Roosevelt Island floating serenely in the middle of the East River. The tram ride over with great views up and down the river is the first fun part of the trip and then the walk to the memorial is amidst beautifully landscaped paths and interesting buildings both Old and new. This is a great memorial to not only FDR but also Louis Kahn, it’s ground breaking architect whose vision is beautifully expressed here. This is a lovely respite from the hustle of NY and reading the words of FDR carved into stone reminds us of the important freedoms and principles our country was founded on and how we must vigilantly strive to maintain them.
Written August 7, 2019
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Ntrekker
Metuchen, NJ1,010 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island the memorial FDR looks out to the UN HQ on the east side of Manhattan. Beautiful trees line both sides to the approach to the memorial. Accessible via tram or subway from Manhattan this is a good day trip.
Written July 5, 2019
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Michael H
Chester Springs, PA62 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Freedom of worship
Freedom from want.
Freedom from fear.
An inspiring architectural presentation of the four freedoms and a magnificent view down the East River. And a quick tram ride from the east side of Manhattan.
Great way to spend a spring or fall day.
Written May 7, 2019
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