July 6, 2015
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
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
For the first time, the event expands to a second day in Brooklyn’s Marine Park On...
May 22, 2014
In springtime, New York City parks offer some of the best birdwatching in the world, as hundreds...
May 21, 2014
Free French Screenings in NYC Parks this Summer Films on the Green is a free outdoor French...
May 1, 2014
On View May 1 – June 20, 2014 NYC Parks is pleased to present Closely Knit: A Textile...
March 6, 2014
NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie...
July 10, 2013
On July 9, Parks’ Gary Rozman led 25 summer interns on a tour of the southern end of...
Directions to Central Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 4 service interruptions affecting access within this 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
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.
Belvedere 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.
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.
- Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green
- Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park
- Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Tour – French (Française)
- Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields
- Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums