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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

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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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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