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Central Park

 Basketball Courts

How to Reserve an Athletic Field or Court

Organized leagues or special events need a permit to use an athletic field or court. For people under 18, the permit is free. For those 18 and over, a fee is required.

To reserve space, please see our Athletic Permits and Applications page.

  Know when to go: view upcoming athletic area usage.

NameLocationAccessible
Central ParkNorth Meadow (mid-park at 97th Street)
Central ParkGreat Lawn

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

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