Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a permit for photography?
For information about obtaining a permit, please visit our Special Occasion Photography or Commercial Photography pages
How can I plan a wedding in the gardens?
For more information about having your wedding in the gardens, please visit our Weddings page.
Are pets allowed?
Dogs are not allowed in the gardens with the exception of service dogs (as defined by the ADA) which are always welcome. Please remember that the ADA definition of service animal is an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. This definition does not include comfort or emotional support dogs.
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 gardens are open seven days a week, 7am until an hour before sunset. The gardens are closed early on a select number of days for private events. Please visit our Hours and Directions page for more information.
The gardens are closed on winter holidays until the end of March: Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday. On Christmas and New Year's Day the gardens will open for the Illumination at 4:00PM.
If the grounds are icy, the Walled Garden will be closed. The remainder of the gardens is open seven days a week from sunrise until sunset.
During the Grand Holiday Illumination the evening hours are extended.
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. There is a water fountain inside the Walled Garden (it is turned off in the winter).
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 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 happen on Saturday evenings at 7:30 on the lawn by the Walled Garden*.
THIS IS A PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
June 22: Salute to Youth
June 29: The Bookends
July 6: Jerry Costanzo's Jazz & Swing Band
July 13: Connecticut Ballet
July 20: Silvana Magda with the Katende Band & the Viva Brazil Dancers
July 27: Hudson Valley Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
August 3: McLean Avenue Band
August 10: Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
August 17: Desna Ukrainian Dance Company of Toronto
August 24: Taiko Japanese Drummers and Dancers
August 31: Sidiki Conde and Toukounou
September 7: Tony Lee
*As the new stage for the concerts is still being built, UPAC is temporarily using a smaller stage. For this reason some concerts - those requiring a larger stage - will take place at Saunders High School. Please check the UPAC website for more information.
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.
I missed the security guard announcing the gardens are closed and now am locked in; what do I do?
Call the security guard.
How can I make a donation?
Please visit our Support page.