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June 23, 2017

NYC PARKS CELEBRATES VIBRANT FLORA IN PLANT PATTERNS EXHIBIT IN CENTRAL PARK

NYC Parks is pleased to debut the group exhibition “Plant Patterns,” featuring the...

May 4, 2017

FIVE ARTISTS EXAMINE THE NATURAL WORLD AND FOUND OBJECTS IN GROUP SHOW “OTHER HOMES”

NYC Parks presents “Other Homes,” a new exhibition of work by Marina...

June 23, 2016

NYC PARKS’ POOLS AND BEACHES HIGHLIGHTED IN “SPF16: NYC POOLS AND BEACHES IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY”

On Display at the Arsenal Gallery from June 23 through August 26, 2016 The NYC Parks...

May 9, 2016

NYC Parks Joins The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service In Celebrating The Centennial Of The Migratory Bird Treaty

Last week, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Chief of Populations for...

May 5, 2016

NYC Parks Joins The U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service In Celebrating The Centennial Of The Migratory Bird Treaty

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Chief of Populations for...

April 5, 2016

Your Chance To Visit The Hallett Nature Sanctuary

During limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their...

March 1, 2016

NYC Parks Hosts Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

Tomorrow at 11 a.m., join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the...

January 19, 2016

Hawk Released In Central Park

On the afternoon of Friday, January 15, 2016, the non-profit organization Wild Bird Fund...

October 21, 2015

Central Park Hosts Urban Starfest

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, the Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association...

October 13, 2015

Yoko Ono Attempts To Create World’s Largest Human Peace Sign At Central Park

On October 9, 2015, the late Beatle John Lennon would have been 75. His widow Yoko Ono...

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Know Before You Go

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

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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

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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