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November 3, 2010

Parks Launches "Daddy and Me Adventure" Program with Canoeing Event on the Harlem Meer

From hiking and canoeing to fishing and camping, this program brings fathers and their children...

October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

In the spirit of the fall and Halloween, this year’s Pumpkin Festival offered numerous fall...

October 29, 2010

This Weekend In Parks: Halloween Edition

Check out all of the Halloween events taking place in our parks this weekend.

October 22, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

See what's on schedule in our parks this weekend.

October 21, 2010

Latino Society Honors Parkies at 2010 Alma Awards

On Tuesday, October 12, the Parks Latino Society commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month with its...

October 18, 2010

New Visitors Center Opens at Tavern on the Green

Inside the historic Tavern on the Green building, a visitors center, gift shop and restrooms...

October 14, 2010

From Parks' Citywide Nursery: Andrew Jackson Downing and the Cucumber Magnolia

For the past year, a special tree discovery inspired Richie Cabo to research the New York...

October 8, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

See what's on schedule this weekend in our city parks.

October 7, 2010

Parks Announces New Specialty Carts at A Taste of Parks

Parks welcomed almost 20 of its newest specialty food vendors and their proprietors from around...

October 6, 2010

Parks and Bronx Bird Enthusiasts Celebrate Red-Tailed Hawk Release Three Months After Rescue

Last week, Commissioner Benepe released a 5 month-old red-tailed hawk that had been rescued by...

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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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