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Central Park

Monuments

Arsenal Landmark Plaque

Arsenal Landmark Plaque

Plaque and small circular medallion

Arsenal Mural

Arsenal Mural

Mural covering north, east, and south walls of lobby, and continuing on west wall at balcony level; complementary painted decoration of west wall and two columns at lobby level

Arthur Brisbane Monument

Arthur Brisbane Monument

Shaft with bench beside it (all one piece) with sunken bas-relief medallion above the bench

Augustus Heckscher Gate Posts

Augustus Heckscher Gate Posts

2 gateposts, incised letters

Balto

Balto

Canine figure on integral plinth on boulder with relief tablet mounted on front

Beisa, Eland Gnu

Beisa, Eland Gnu

carved panel

Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Fountain

Fountain with two basins, upper basin surmounted by angel figure (heroic scale), four putti (life size) between upper and lower basins, in a circular pool

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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

ParkCentral Park

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

ParkCentral Park

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.

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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