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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...

July 10, 2013

Parks’ Summer Interns Tour Central Park

On July 9, Parks’ Gary Rozman led 25 summer interns on a tour of the southern end of...

June 22, 2013

Ninth Annual Adventures NYC Attracts Thousands Of New Yorkers To Kick Off The Summer By Celebrating All Things Outdoors

On Saturday, June 22, NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine hosted the ninth annual Adventures NYC,...

February 19, 2013

Remembering Diane Wolkstein, Parks Storyteller Who Entertained Generations

Diane Wolkstein (1942-2013), who since 1967 performed storytelling in our parks for children and...

January 30, 2013

Winter Jam NYC Draws 25,000 People To Winter Sports Festival

‘WINTER JAM NYC’ DRAWS 25,000 PEOPLE TO WINTER SPORTS FESTIVAL On Saturday,...

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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

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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