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Visiting Central Park

As one of America’s greatest works of art and the nation's first public park, Central Park has become the most famous and beloved urban park in the world. The park is open daily from 6:00 am until 1:00 am, with FREE entry for everyone since 1858.

See below for general information about Central Park. Please contact us if you need any additional information.

Visitor Centers

Start your visit at one of our Visitor Centers.
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Learn rules for event permits, driving, cycling, grilling, and more.
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Enhance your visit: Take an Official Central Park Tour.
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Things to Do

Explore featured attractions throughout Central Park.
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See upcoming events and exhibits.
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Explore Central Park with our interactive and PDF maps.
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Food and Drink

Locate concession stands, snack carts and restaurants in and near Central Park.
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Find answers to your questions about having a wedding in Central Park.
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Rent a bike or ride your own on Central Park drives.
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Learn about Central Park Paws and our vibrant dog community.
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Film and Photo Shoots

Request to shoot film or photos in Central Park.
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Get information about row boating on the Lake and boat rentals.
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