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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,...

August 2, 2012

Ready, Set, Sketch!

On July 9, the first session to kick off the Summer Illustration Art Academy began. Young...

July 13, 2012

Parkcentric: Photographs From The Museum

Exhibition on view June 14 –August 30, 2012 at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park...

July 11, 2012

Central Park Opens Restored Cherry Hill Concourse

The reconstruction of Cherry Hill Concourse was celebrated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on June...

June 27, 2012

Parks' Summer Interns Tour Central Park

On June 18, 2012, Director of Arsenal Operations Gary Rozman led 33 Parks Interns on a tour of...

June 26, 2012

Adventures NYC -- Parks "Annual Celebration Of The Great Outdoors" Draws Thousands

On Saturday, Parks welcomed thrill-seeking New Yorkers to Adventures NYC, Parks’ annual...

June 13, 2012

Parks Welcomes Maoz Vegetarian To Central Park

Parks and Recreation is pleased to welcome Maoz Vegetarian to the Harlem Meer in Central Park....

April 3, 2012

From Pawnee, Indiana To Central Park

On April 2, Aziz Ansari, comedian and star of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,”...

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 4 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

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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.

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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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