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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Advisory

Due to the winter storm, Parks Afterschool will be cancelled today. Recreation centers remain open at this time. Other programs and services have also been affected by this storm.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Central Park

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  • Location: Central Park Zoo; Central Park Wildlife Center; west façade
  • Sculptor: Frederick George Richard Roth
  • Architect: Aymar Embury II
  • Description: Bas-relief in four continuous sections
  • Materials: Indiana limestone
  • Cast: 1935
  • Dedicated: 1935
  • Inscription: [signed] F•G•R•ROTH

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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.

ParkCentral Park

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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