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 Nature Centers

NameLocationPhone
Belvedere Castle Visitor CenterW. 81st St and the West Drive(212) 628-2345
HoursDirectionsAccessible
Open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public transportation: From the west side, take the B, C or M10 to 81st Street. Enter the Park on the Northeast corner of 81st Street and Central Park West. Follow the path east until you hit the West Drive. You will see the Delacorte Theatre ahead of you and just behind it stands Belvedere Castle.
From the East Side, take the M1, 2, 3, 4 to the South West entrance at 79th Street and 5th Avenue, the castle is south of the Great Lawn. Walk west up Cedar Hill, across the Central Park Drive. Look for the Belvedere Castle sign and walk up the hill. Take the 6 train to 77th Street. Walk north two blocks to 79th Street. Walk east to 5th Avenue. Follow directions for the East Side.
Take the 6 train to 77th Street. Walk north two blocks to 79th Street. Walk east to 5th Avenue. Follow directions for the East Side.

NameLocationPhone
Dana Discovery Center110th St. & Lenox Ave(212) 628-2345
HoursDirectionsAccessible
Open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public transportation: 2,3 Train to 110th St. station, use 110th St. entrance to park.

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Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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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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