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Central Park

Park Map

This map is designed to represent parks as they are used by the public. It should not be used to represent the legal boundaries of property under Parks jurisdiction. If you would like to view all City property under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks, please visit NYC OpenData.

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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

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NYC Parks and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have recently discovered raccoons infected with distemper in Central Park.

Test results have not discovered any health risk to humans.

Distemper is a viral illness that affects dogs and certain species of wildlife including raccoons and skunks. Raccoons with distemper act disoriented and lethargic, and they can become aggressive. Please avoid wildlife and check to see if your pet's vaccines are up to date.

Please call 311 if you see a sick or injured raccoon.

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.

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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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