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Paul Simon in the Park is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the festival amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. The following explains the services provided this year. For any accessibility-related questions please email us at We will do our best to help you have an awesome experience.


Please Note: You must stop here to get your ADA wristband credential. There will be Access Centers conveniently located at the ADA shuttle location in the Southfield Lot and at the bottom of the Passerelle as you enter Flushing Meadows Corona Park at the David Dinkins Circle. At the Access you can:

  • Get your ADA wristband credential.
  • Get your ADA questions answered.
  • Learn about other accessibility services.

VIP guests can get their ADA wristbands at the VIP Platforms.


There will be a free shuttle located in the ADA Lot which will take disabled patrons and one companion to drop-off locations located close to the ADA locations inside the venue. This shuttle will take patrons back and forth between the concert venue beginning at 4:30 PM when the parking lot gate open until all patrons have left the venue. Please note that there is no reentry once you have entered the venue and had your ticket scanned.


There will be an ADA dedicated lot just outside of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, across Roosevelt Ave from Citi Field, called “the SouthfieldLot.” Advanced parking passes are available here or on event day at the toll booth in the parking lot for $40.

Directions to the ADA Lot

From Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island: Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 22B, for the Grand Central Parkway West. Exit the Grand Central Parkway at exit 9E, turn right on to Shea Rd. Follow Shea Rd. for .3 miles (under two underpasses) and make a left on to Olmsted Dr. Then make your first left on to Stadium Place and right under the overpass on to Roosevelt Ave. The entrance to the ADA parking lot (the Southfield Lot) will be the first right off of Roosevelt Ave. There will be ample signage.

From North and RFK Bridge: via Grand Central Parkway East, Take Exit 9E (Citi Field, BJK National Tennis Center). Stay in the right lane and exit at Northern Blvd, Citi Field exit. At light, turn right on to 126th St. Pass Citi Field on your right, and make your first left on to Roosevelt Ave. In .2 miles after you pass the entrance to the 7 train station, the entrance to the ADA parking lot (the Southfield Lot) will be on the left. There will be ample signage.


The venue is fully navigable for people with mobility disabilities. There are accessible pathways connected throughout the venue including parking, entrances, stages, vendors and all other activity areas. We encourage all patrons to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. If you need to recharge your motorized wheelchair, you may do so at the Access Center. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit. We will not be providing wheelchair or scooter rentals.


There will be an accessible viewing area made available to ADA patrons who may need to see above the crowd to the stage. To gain access to this area, please visit the Access Center.

Accessible Viewing Area Policies:

  • Companions may be asked to stand if capacity is reached
  • This is a non-smoking area


Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and under the proper care of their owners will be provided with the appropriate credentials.

  • All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
  • Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area.
  • Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.
  • All animals should have legally required vaccinations


If you would like to request ASL Interpretation for any performance please contact us at Keep in mind, requests must be made no later than 30 days before the event to allow for sufficient processing time.

Requests for Closed Captioning, Braille/Large Font Print, Guided Tours and/or other forms of Effective Communication, please contact us at


  • ATMs & Concessions: All ATMs and concessions are fully accessible and located throughout the venue. If assistance is required, please confer with a festival staff member.
  • Special Dietary Needs: Paul Simon in the Park will have food vendors that provide gluten-free dietary options. For those with special dietary needs beyond the festival food service, please contact us at for further information.


We will consider any request by a guest with disability for reasonable modification of its policies, practices or procedures or for auxiliary aids and services that will permit the guest equal enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the Festival. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request.

In continually trying to make our festival more accessible we encourage you to contact us at for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about ADA policies or our services please reach out to us.