NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

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


 Back to General

Central Park Storm Damage

On the evening of Tuesday, August 18, 2009, a powerful storm with winds in excess of 80 m.p.h. ripped through Central Park, Riverside Park, Thomas Jefferson Park, and Randall's Island, damaging at least one thousand trees.

Parks photographer… more.

Album Description:

On the evening of Tuesday, August 18, 2009, a powerful storm with winds in excess of 80 m.p.h. ripped through Central Park, Riverside Park, Thomas Jefferson Park, and Randall's Island, damaging at least one thousand trees.

Parks photographer Malcolm Pinckney's riveting pictures of felled Central Park trees illustrate the extent of the devastation. 

To help our parks recover from this damage, please consider making a donation to the Central Park Conservancy or Riverside Park Fund.

VIEW ALL

Was this information helpful?