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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

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Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.

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