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Winter Jam

Winter Jam

Season 4, Winter 2008
This annual event includes pro snowboarding athletes, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and tube sledding, as well as an ice-climbing wall and warming hut!

It's My Park: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei

It's My Park: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei


 The exhibition "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" by Ai Weiwei is on view from May 4 to July 15, 2011 at 59th Street and 5th Avenue. The artist was to have attend the opening, but was detained in China on April 3rd. The installation, his first public artwork, depicts the signs of the zodiac in bronze casts positioned in the the historic Pulitzer Fountain at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. 

Still images provided by:
AW Asia
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Produced by Adrian Sas

Balto by Frederick G. R. Roth (East Drive at 67th Street)

Balto by Frederick G. R. Roth (East Drive at 67th Street)


Balto is one of the most visited statues in Central Park, perhaps because his triumphant career as a sled dog in Alaska resonates with children and adults alike.

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Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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

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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.

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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