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NameLocationPhone
Belvedere Castle Visitor CenterW. 81st St and the West Drive(212) 628-2345
HoursDirectionsAccessible
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public transportation: From the west side, take the B, C or M10 to 81st Street. Enter the Park on the Northeast corner of 81st Street and Central Park West. Follow the path east until you hit the West Drive. You will see the Delacorte Theatre ahead of you and just behind it stands Belvedere Castle.
From the East Side, take the M1, 2, 3, 4 to the South West entrance at 79th Street and 5th Avenue, the castle is south of the Great Lawn. Walk west up Cedar Hill, across the Central Park Drive. Look for the Belvedere Castle sign and walk up the hill. Take the 6 train to 77th Street. Walk north two blocks to 79th Street. Walk east to 5th Avenue. Follow directions for the East Side.
Take the 6 train to 77th Street. Walk north two blocks to 79th Street. Walk east to 5th Avenue. Follow directions for the East Side.

NameLocationPhone
Dana Discovery Center110th St. & Lenox Ave(212) 628-2345
HoursDirectionsAccessible
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public transportation: 2,3 Train to 110th St. station, use 110th St. entrance to park.

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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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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