96th Street Red Clay Courts (“Oscar Hijuelos Clay Courts”)

Surrounded by flower gardens and lush lawns and located right on the riverside, these are the only outdoor red-clay pubic courts in the City and one of the very few in the nation. The facility is managed by the non-profit Conservancy affiliate, Riverside Clay Tennis Association, which offers a wide array of tennis programming for youth and adults: tournaments, ladders, lessons, adaptive tennis, and cardio tennis, as well as picnics, parties and free concerts every Saturday night in the summer. Go the RCTA website to see events and sign up for programs here.