Neighborhood Walks: Greenwood Cemetery

For nearly two centuries, Greenwood Cemetery has been a peaceful oasis—a calm in the urban storm. During this challenging time, we welcome you to find peace and solace in our historic landscape. Green-Wood has adjusted the open hours for its gates to accommodate families who are seeking a place to enjoy art, history, and nature while practicing precautions to reduce the spread of coronavirus. 

From Greenwood Cemetary:

To enable easier access for our neighbors, we have decided to open our Fort Hamilton Parkway and Prospect Park West Entrances—usually open to the public only on weekends—seven days a week. Its new hours are as follows:

Main Entrance (Fifth Avenue and 25th Street) will be open from 7am to 7pm. 

Sunset Park Entrance (Fourth Avenue and 35th Street) will be open from 8am to 7pm. 

Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance (Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place)  

Prospect Park West Entrance (Prospect Park West and 20th Street) will each be open from 11am to 7pm.

We remind you that Green-Wood is an active cemetery, and encourage you to be mindful of those around you during your visit. Please practice social distancing at all times. We also ask that you observe the following rules: No riding of bicycles, rollerblades, or scooters and no dog walking, jogging, or game playing. 

Please consider making a donation to Green-Wood so that we may continue to keep the Gates open throughout this time.

You can grab a map at our Main Entrance to help you explore, or download our free mobile app using Google Play or the App Store. 


Have you still been taking walks alone or together as a family? It can sometimes be difficult to find enough space here in the city to ensure enough social distance between all walkers, joggers and bikers, etc. Where have you found that space? Please share in the comments!

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