February 19, 2013
Diane Wolkstein (1942-2013), who since 1967 performed storytelling in our parks for children and...
January 30, 2013
‘WINTER JAM NYC’ DRAWS 25,000 PEOPLE TO WINTER SPORTS FESTIVAL On Saturday,...
August 2, 2012
On July 9, the first session to kick off the Summer Illustration Art Academy began. Young...
July 13, 2012
Exhibition on view June 14 –August 30, 2012 at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park...
July 11, 2012
The reconstruction of Cherry Hill Concourse was celebrated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on June...
June 27, 2012
On June 18, 2012, Director of Arsenal Operations Gary Rozman led 33 Parks Interns on a tour of...
June 26, 2012
On Saturday, Parks welcomed thrill-seeking New Yorkers to Adventures NYC, Parks’ annual...
June 13, 2012
Parks and Recreation is pleased to welcome Maoz Vegetarian to the Harlem Meer in Central Park....
April 3, 2012
On April 2, Aziz Ansari, comedian and star of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,”...
December 13, 2011
Parks & Recreation announces that a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) has been issued...
Directions to Central Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
East 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.
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
Central Park Weather
- Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity
- Drifting in Daylight
- It's My Park Under the Urban Tree Canopy
- Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond
- Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
Know when to go:
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