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Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

Saturday, August 11, 2018

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.

This event repeats every 2 weeks on Saturday between 7/14/2018 and 8/25/2018.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Meet: Loeb Boathouse Express Café (East Drive and 75th Street). Map of start location.
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required.  Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in..

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Location

Loeb Boathouse in Central Park
Inside the Park, east side between 74th Street and 75th Street
Manhattan
Directions to this location
Location Details:
Loeb Boathouse Express Café

Cost

Free | Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Event Organizer

Central Park Conservancy

Contact Number

(212) 310-6600

Contact Email

tours@centralparknyc.org

Categories

Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 4 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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Raccoons in Central Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.

Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. Keep your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.

Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.

If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.

The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

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Beginning June 27, 2018, Central Park will become entirely car-free. The Central Park transverse roads at 97th, 86th, 79th and 65th Streets will remain open to motor vehicles.

Nature CentersBelvedere Castle Visitor Center

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The castle will reopen to the public in 2019. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Central Park, please call (212) 360-1444.

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Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The surrounding plaza and terrace remain open, but will also close in the coming weeks. The Belvedere will reopen to the public in 2019. For more information on the restoration of Belvedere Castle, please visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

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