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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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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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