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September 24, 2015

Pope Francis Visits Central Park

Today marks day one of the Pope’s two-day visit to New York City where he will make stops...

July 6, 2015

Nyc Parks Welcomes Le Pain Quotidien At Conservatory Water In Central Park

NYC Parks today announced the opening of Le Pain Quotidien at Conservatory Water in Central...

February 12, 2015

NYC Parks Celebrates A Decade Since Unveiling The Gates In Central Park, Looks Forward To Art In Parks In 2015

Today, Thursday, February 12, NYC Parks celebrates the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the...

October 3, 2014

This Weekend In Parks

Saturday, October 4 Highbridge Hawk Watch West 172nd Street and Amsterdam...

June 25, 2014

Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs And Flushing Meadows Park On View At The Arsenal Gallery

Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park opens to the...

June 23, 2014

More Than 30,000 New Yorkers Celebrate The Outdoors At Tenth Anniversary Of Adventures NYC

For the first time, the event expands to a second day in Brooklyn’s Marine Park On...

May 22, 2014

Spring Birdwatching In New York City

In springtime, New York City parks offer some of the best birdwatching in the world, as hundreds...

May 21, 2014

7th Annual Films On The Green Festival To Launch

Free French Screenings in NYC Parks this Summer Films on the Green is a free outdoor French...

May 1, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis Of Animals By Ruth Marshall On View In The Arsenal Gallery

On View May 1 – June 20, 2014 NYC Parks is pleased to present Closely Knit: A Textile...

March 6, 2014

STRATA On View In The Arsenal Gallery

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie...

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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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