ADA Questions: 

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Description of Site:
New York Haunted Hayride is held in a somewhat hilly park with some paved pathways, and some traveling to be done over mowed grass. The site has potential to become muddy in heavy rain. Some hills are a bit steep so some persons may want to bring power chairs or scooters or someone to help push if that is needed. Others will be able to manage with a manual wheelchair if they are feeling strong.

The Hayride:
Upon arrival, prior to getting in line, go to the customer service booth for assistance from a manager.

Accessible Portable Toilets:
Portable toilets are available at the ends of each row of restrooms.

There is one medical station onsite near the entrance.

Service Animals are Welcome, Pets are Not
Persons with disabilities and their service dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at the New York Haunted Hayride as are service animals in training accompanied by a documented trainer from a formal training program. Other types of animals and pets are not allowed.

A service animal must be trained and if it does not adhere to the following conditions the handler will have to remove the animal from the site. The handler may return without the animal. The animal must:

  • be housebroken
  • be under the control of its handler at all times
  • not threaten the health or safety of any person or animal

Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal. If a service animal is injured the result may be fines and/or imprisonment


The ongoing reconstruction of the Island’s facilities has taken into account the needs of all park visitors, with additional curb cuts, accessible restrooms, parking facilities, paved pathways and improved seating.

Accessible rest rooms are available at Icahn Stadium, the Golf and Tennis Centers, and the Sunken Meadow, Wards Meadow, Hell Gate and Bronx Shore Fields.

Designated parking spaces are provided at Icahn Stadium, the Sportime Randall’s Island Tennis Center, the Randall’s Island Golf Center, in the lots under the RFK Triborough Bridge and adjacent to the playground and Field 72.

Public Transportation

The most accessible way onto the Island via public transportation is by bus.

Pedestrian Pathways

Manhattan- Pathways from Manhattan to the island are ramped but exceed ADA code. Queens- The pathway from Queens (RFK Triborough Bridge) is not accessible. Bronx- The pathway from the Bronx (RFK Triborough Bridge) is ramped but does not meet ADA code.