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December 18, 2008

Highbridge Recreation Center

Columbia University Brightens Holiday Celebration at Highbridge Recreation Center

The Gulf Coast Recovers student group from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health...

December 17, 2008


109th Christmas Bird Count Reveals 6,041 Birds Of 55 Different Species In Central Park

There are 55 species of birds and 6,041 individual birds in Central Park, according to the final...

December 15, 2008


109th Christmas Bird Count Reveals 6,041 Birds of 55 Different Species in Central Park

Teams of citizen birdwatchers, guided by Urban Park Rangers, spent the morning canvassing all 843...

December 9, 2008

Detail of a wreath from exhibit

Parks Celebrates the Holidays with Its 26th Wreath Exhibit

Fine artists, environmentalists, landscape architects, graphic designers and other creative souls...

December 5, 2008

Detail of Arsenal lights

Parks Headquarters Glows in Holiday Spirit

Thanks to the Friends of the Arsenal, the historic New York landmark will be green for the...

December 4, 2008

Detail of a wreath from the exhibition

Wreath Display at the Arsenal Gallery

This year’s exhibition offers a diverse collection of wreath interpretations. While some...

October 27, 2008


Spook-tacular Fun at Parks & Camp Sunshine Halloween Festival

For the first time this year, the Bethesda Arcade was transformed into the grounds of a haunted...

September 12, 2008

Detail from Central Park Photo by Claire Lesteven

Claire Lesteven’s “Sunbeam Dispatches” at Arsenal Gallery

The exhibit features Ms. Lesteven’s romantic and haunting panoramas of Central Park and...

July 16, 2008

Bon Jovi in Central Park

Bon Jovi Rocks the Great Lawn

Bon Jovi brought rock and roll back to Central Park this past Saturday night. Photo courtesy of AP.

June 30, 2008

Citywide Volunteers Graduate from Street Tree Pruner Course

Citizen volunteers complete Trees New York’s Citizen Pruner Course.

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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

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