Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a permit for photography?
Event as well as photography permits for commercial or professional photography are handled by the Yonkers Parks Department. You can reach them during regular business hours at (914) 377-6450. They can also answer any questions if you're not sure if your photography or videography is commercial or professional. After making arrangements to book a time for your permit, you will pick up your permit at the Yonkers Parks Department at 285 Nepperhan Ave, Yonkers, NY. Only the City of Yonkers can issue permits for this site.
Are pets allowed?
Dogs are not allowed in the park and gardens with the exception of service animals which are always welcome.
Is the garden accessible?
Untermyer Park and Gardens is owned by the City of Yonkers.
There are two designated parking spaces available next to the Cola Community Center. The path leading to the Walled Garden, and the paths within the Walled Garden are flat and covered with fine gravel. The restrooms are multiuser and both have one handicapped stall. There is a small step up to enter the restrooms.
What are the hours?
The Walled Garden is open seven days a week, 7am until sunset. The Walled Garden is closed on major holidays from November until the end of March: Veteran's Day, Election Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday.
The remainder of the park is open seven days a week from sunrise until sunset all year.
If the grounds are icy, the Walled Garden will be closed. The remainder of the park is open seven days a week from sunrise until sunset.
Where are the gardens? Untermyer Park and Gardens are located at 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY. For directions to the gardens via car or public transit, please see our Visit page.
How much does it cost to get in to the gardens?
There is no fee for entry. Untermyer Park and Gardens is part of the Yonkers parks system.
Is there a place to eat in the gardens?
There are a limited number of picnic tables near the Cola Community Center. There is no place in the garden to purchase food or beverages.
How can I/my group take a tour of the gardens?
Please visit our Tours Page for information about public tours or booking a tour for a group.
What is in bloom right now?
During the season, visit our What's in Bloom page for a weekly selection of flowers currently blooming in the gardens.
What is this summer's UPAC concert schedule?
The Untermyer Performing Arts Council's concert schedule will be on their website when it becomes available. The free concerts generally start in late June, run until Labor Day and take place on Saturday evenings at 7:30 on the lawn by the Walled Garden.
Dates and performers will be published when the schedule is available.
In bad weather the concert will be moved to an inside site: for information, call UPAC at 914 375-3435 after 2:00PM on the day of the concert.
How can I make a donation?
Please visit our Support page.