NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Central Park

News Central Park News RSS Feed

October 1, 2007

Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit Honors Jill Rappaport Of “The Today Show” With Parks Citizen Award

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined the New York City Parks Enforcement...

September 25, 2007

Parks Celebrates 40 Years Of Art In Public Parks With A Gallery Exhibit

Parks & Recreation’s Arsenal Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The...

September 12, 2007

Arthur Ross, Tree Lover And Conservationist, Is Dead At 96

Arthur Ross, a native New Yorker, a champion of New York City parks, and one of the city's...

July 31, 2007

DOT and Parks to Increase Car Free Hours in Central Park

This morning New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and...

July 12, 2007

The Arsenal Gallery Explores Man’s Relationship With Nature

Parks & Recreation’s Arsenal Gallery is pleased to announce One Day I Will Control...

June 28, 2007

Summer Interns Take A Walk In The Park

Internship Coordinator Leslie Nusblatt recently arranged for Parks interns to take an afternoon...

June 25, 2007

All's Well That Ends Well: Drama of Baby Hawk Ends as "Ziggy" is Reunited with Parents

Last Wednesday, a week after falling from its 7th Avenue nest and landing near the Ziegfeld...

June 22, 2007

All's Well That Ends Well: Drama Of Baby Hawk Ends As "Ziggy" Is Reunited With Parents In Central Park

The Parks Department today announced that Ziggy, the 7-week-old baby red-tailed hawk that fell...

May 3, 2007

The Arsenal Gallery Pays Homage to the World of Sports

Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce The Players , a sports-inspired contemporary art...

April 11, 2007

Play Ball At Heckscher Ballfields

On April 6, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Central Park Conservancy...

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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

ParkCentral Park

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

ParkCentral Park

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

Central Park Weather

    7-day forecast

    Was this information helpful?