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Central Park

 Paddleboat Rentals

Please note: Due to insurance reasons, the public is not permitted to launch personal boats at these sites. Please see our list of Public Launch Sites for alternative locations.

Central Park - Loeb Boathouse
NameLocationPhone #Season
Central Park - Loeb BoathouseThe Lake off East Drive at 74th Street(212) 517-2233April to October
HoursTypes of BoatsFeesMore Info
Weather-permitting, opens daily at 10 a.m. with last boat rentals at 5:30 p.m. The boats must be returned by 6:30 p.m. Rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis.Rowboats (up to 4 people per boat); nine-foot Ocean KayaksVisit the Loeb Boathouse website for pricing and more information.

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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