In 1973, Mount Morris Park was renamed Marcus Garvey Park, in honor of Jamaican-born nationalist Marcus Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero. Operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the 20-acre park is located in Harlem, and East Harlem neighborhoods in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Facilities in the park include the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center and the Richard Rogers Amphitheater (both located on the west side of the park at 122nd Street), and Swimming Pool (open in summer) on the north side of the park, and two playgrounds designed for infants and disabled children, which were built in 1993. A Little League baseball field occupies the southwest corner of the park. A dog run with wood chip footing is located on the southeast corner of the park.