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Central Park

 Paddleboat Rentals

Please note: Due to insurance reasons, the public is not permitted to launch personal boats at these sites. Please see our list of Public Launch Sites for alternative locations.

Central Park - Loeb Boathouse
NameLocationPhone #Season
Central Park - Loeb BoathouseThe Lake off East Drive at 74th Street(212) 517-2233April to October
HoursTypes of BoatsFeesMore Info
Weather-permitting, opens daily at 10 a.m. with last boat rentals at 5:30 p.m. The boats must be returned by 6:30 p.m. Rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rowboats (up to 4 people per boat); nine-foot Ocean Kayaks $12 first hour, $3 each additional 15 minutes. $30 cash deposit required per boat.Visit the Central Park Conservancy website for more information.

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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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