Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring water?
Yes! We encourage visitors to bring water in reusable bottles. There is no onsite food or beverage sales. There is one water fountain inside the entrance to the Walled Garden.
I purchased a ticket for a class or concert. Will I get a paper ticket? Will I get an emailed ticket?
We do not use paper tickets or email tickets for events. As long as you received a confirmation email (check your spam folder) then your name will be on the guest list when you arrive. If you did NOT get a confirmation email, then your purchase was not completed and you should start again.
How can I get a permit for photography?
Permits for special occasion photography are handled only by the Yonkers Parks Department. You can reach the Parks Department during regular business hours at (914) 377-6450. 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.
What are the hours?
Open daily at 9:00 AM, seven days a week.
Last entry one half-hour before closing, which varies seasonally:
May 1 - August 31 7:00 PM
September 1 - November 5 6:00 PM
November 6 - March 11 4:30 PM
March 12 - April 30 6:00 PM
Please visit our Hours and Directions page for more information.
During the winter, in icy conditions, the gardens will be closed.
The gardens are closed on winter holidays until the end of March: Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and President's Day. On Christmas and New Year's Day the Walled Garden will open for the Illumination at 4:30PM.
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 City of Yonkers Public Parks system.
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.
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 private tours 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. Due to Covid the schedule and timing of concerts may be different and reservations may be required; please contact UPAC directly for up to date information.
In bad weather the concert will be cancelled: 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 at 914-999-0646.
How can I make a donation?
Please visit our Support page.