|American Elms||The Mall (located just north of the intersection of the east and north drives, at about 66th street)||The grove of American elms on Central Park Mall, located just north of the intersection of the east and north drives, at about 66th street, is likely one of the largest groves of its kind. They are noted for their regularly-spaced trunks, which resemble the columns in a cathedral, and for their twisting branches.||More Details|
|American Elm||Growing at rock outcrops just east of the mall||The two individual American Elms growing at the rock outcrops just east of the mall have gnarled trunks that like something out of a fairy tale illustration, with the roots of one scuttling across the rock like hands.||More Details|
|American Elm||growing at rock outcrops just east of the mall||The two individual American Elms growing at the rock outcrops just east of the mall have gnarled trunks that seem like something out of a fairy tale illustration, with the roots of one scuttling across the rock like hands.||More Details|
|Various||Arthur Ross Pinetum at the north end of the Great Lawn||The Arthur Ross Pinetum at the north end of the Great Lawn has over 600 pine trees representing 17 different species from around the world, which were planted between 1971 and 1980.||More Details|
|Black Tupelo (Sourgum)||Near the center of the Ramble||The black tupelo is located near the center of the Ramble. Its three main trunks push upward to form a woody candelabra in one of the most alluring parts of Central Park.||More Details|
|Yoshino Cherries||East side of reservoir||The 35 yoshino cherries located on the east side of the Central Park Reservoir were originally part of a gift from the Japanese government in 1912, which also included cherries for the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. The yoshino sherries are now a landmark for the many thousands who make their daily or weekly progress around the 1.6 mile Reservoir track.||More Details|
|London Plane||Northeast corner of reservoir||The multi-trunked London plane growing along the bridle path near the East 96th Street entrance at the northeast corner of the Reservoir, is according to New York writer Dennis Burton, one of the oldest in the park.||More Details|
|Evodia||By the Heckscher Playground near Columbus Circle||The Evodia by the Heckscher Playground near Columbus Circle is a native of China and Korea.||More Details|
|American Elm||Grows by the retaining wall at the northeast corner of the intersection of Central Park West and West 77th street||The American elm at the northeast corner of the intersection of the Central Park West and West 77th Street, towers by the retaining wall and is beloved by nearby residents.||More Details|
|American Elm||East 97th Street entrance to Central Park, aproximately 500 feet west of 5th Avenue||The American elm located at the East 97th Street entrance to the park is a classic example of the species that had once been planted widely in cities across the United States before they were decimated by Dutch elm disease.||More Details|
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Know Before You Go
There are currently 4 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
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
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.
Belvedere 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.
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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