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Alerts & Closures


Check this page for updates on major disruptions and scheduled closures in Central Park. Please note that some areas of the Park close due to weather conditions. You can also follow us on Twitter for updates.


Monday, February 26, 2018  to  Monday, July 1, 2019

Belvedere Castle Closed for Restoration

Wednesday, October 10, 2018  to  Saturday, September 21, 2019

East 96th Street Playground Closed for Construction

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

all day

Great Lawn Closed

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

all day

East Meadow Closed

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

all day

Heckscher Ballfields Closed

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

all day

Heckscher Ballfields Closed

Friday, May 31, 2019

all day

North Meadow Closed

Sunday, June 2, 2019

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Race: Italy Run (5M)

Sunday, June 2, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Israel Parade
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Fifth Avenue entrances crowded from 59th to 74th Street.
  • More Information: celebrateisraelny.org/

Sunday, June 2, 2019  to  Tuesday, June 4, 2019

All Day

Bethesda Arcade, Terrace, and Fountain will be open with limited access for a benefit to support the Central Park Conservancy.

Monday, June 3, 2019

all day

Sheep Meadow Closed

Monday, June 3, 2019

Closed until 3:00pm

Bowling Greens Closed

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Closed until 3pm

North Meadow Closed until 3:00pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Bethesda Arcade, Terrace, and Fountain will be completely closed to the public for a benefit to support the Central Park Conservancy.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Closed until 3pm

East Meadow Closed

Thursday, June 6, 2019

All Day

On Thursday, June 6 Bethesda Arcade will be closed to the public.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Race: NYRR New York Mini 10K

Sunday, June 9, 2019

All Day

National Puerto Rican Day Parade
  • Closures and Affected Areas: All of the following will be closed for the parade: Conservatory Water, Kerb’s Boathouse, Model Boat Rental, Le Pain Quotidein, Billy Johnson Playground, East 72nd Street Playground, Levin Playground, 79th Street to 60th Street from East Drive to 5th Avenue – All Landscapes, Sherman Plaza, Pulitzer Plaza, and Hallett Nature Sanctuary
  • More Information: www.nprdpinc.org/

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New York Philharmonic - Concerts in the Park

Following the concert, a fireworks show will commence at approximately 9:30 pm and will last approximately 20 minutes. If your dog or children are frightened by loud noises, please be aware and plan ahead.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cherry Hill Closed

Thursday, June 13, 2019

all day

Great Lawn Closed

Sunday, June 16, 2019

5:00 am - 8:30 am

CRCA Bike Race
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Drives crowded
  • More Information: www.crca.net

Monday, June 17, 2019

7:00am - 3:00pm

Great Lawn Closed until 3:00pm

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

All day

Conservatory Garden will be open with limited access for a benefit to support the Central Park Conservancy.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

All day

Conservatory Garden will be open with limited access for a benefit to support the Central Park Conservancy.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Closed until 3pm

Heckscher Ballfields Closed until 3pm

Sunday, June 23, 2019

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Race: Achilles Hope & Possibility (4M)

Monday, June 24, 2019

all day

East Meadow Closed

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

all day

Heckscher Ballfields Closed

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

all day

North Meadow Closed

Thursday, June 27, 2019

all day

Great Lawn Closed

Saturday, June 29, 2019

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Race: Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

5:00 am - 8:30 am

CRCA Bike Race
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Drives crowded
  • More Information: www.crca.net

Monday, July 1, 2019

all day

Sheep Meadow Closed

Monday, July 1, 2019

Closed until 3pm

Bowling Greens Closed

Saturday, July 6, 2019

5:00 am - 8:30 am

CRCA Bike Race
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Drives crowded
  • More Information: www.crca.net

Monday, July 8, 2019

Closed until 3pm

East Meadow Closed

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Closed until 3pm

North Meadow Closed until 3:00pm

Saturday, July 13, 2019

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Race: NYRR Retro 4-Miler

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7:00am - 3:00pm

Great Lawn Closed until 3:00pm

Friday, July 19, 2019

Closed until 3pm

Heckscher Ballfields Closed until 3pm

Friday, July 19, 2019

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NYC Triathlon

Monday, July 22, 2019

all day

East Meadow Closed

Monday, July 22, 2019

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

all day

North Meadow Closed

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

all day

Great Lawn Closed

Thursday, July 25, 2019

all day

Heckscher Ballfields Closed

Saturday, July 27, 2019

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Race: NYRR Team Championships (5M)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

all day

Sheep Meadow Closed

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Closed until 3pm

North Meadow Closed

Saturday, August 3, 2019

5:00 am - 8:30 am

CRCA Bike Race
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Drives crowded
  • More Information: www.crca.net

Sunday, August 4, 2019

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Race: NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile

Monday, August 5, 2019

Closed until 3pm

Bowling Greens Closed

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

4:00-8:00 pm

National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Closed until 3pm

East Meadow Closed

Monday, August 12, 2019

Closed until 3pm

Heckscher Ballfields Closed until 3pm

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

9:00 am-2:00 pm

NYPD Harmony Day Picnic
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Road between Sheep Meadow and the Mall closed.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

7:00am - 3:00pm

Great Lawn Closed until 3:00pm

Saturday, August 17, 2019

5:00 am - 8:45 am

CRCA Bike Race
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Drives crowded
  • More Information: www.crca.net

Monday, August 19, 2019

all day

North Meadow Closed

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

all day

East Meadow Closed

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

all day

Heckscher Ballfields Closed

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Thursday, August 22, 2019

all day

Great Lawn Closed

Saturday, August 24, 2019

5:00 am - 8:30 am

CRCA Bike Race
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Drives crowded
  • More Information: www.crca.net

Monday, August 26, 2019

all day

Sheep Meadow Closed

Wednesday, August 28, 2019  to  Thursday, August 29, 2019

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Saturday, August 31, 2019

5:00 am - 8:45 am

CRCA Bike Race
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Drives crowded
  • More Information: www.crca.net

Tuesday, September 3, 2019  to  Monday, September 9, 2019

all day

Heckscher Ballfields Closed

Tuesday, September 3, 2019  to  Friday, September 13, 2019

all day

North Meadow Closed

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Midnight- 3:00 pm

Race: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Saturday, September 14, 2019

7:00 am-3:00 pm

Sickle Cell Walk

Saturday, September 14, 2019

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Steuben Day Parade

Saturday, September 14, 2019

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Mary Manning Walk
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Drives crowded south of 72nd Street.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

7:00 am-8:00 pm

Chess in the Park
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Bethesda Terrace crowded.

Monday, September 16, 2019  to  Friday, September 20, 2019

all day

East Meadow Closed

Sunday, September 22, 2019

All day

Global Citizen Festival
  • Closures and Affected Areas: Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Belvedere Castle, Delacorte Theater restrooms, and adjacent landscapes between the West Drive and the East Drive closed; drives crowded for the concert.
  • More Information: www.globalcitizen.org/en/festival/

Sunday, September 29, 2019

All day

Closed: Great Lawn's Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • Closures and Affected Areas: The Great Lawn's basketball and volleyball courts will be closed.

Monday, September 30, 2019  to  Friday, October 4, 2019

all day

Great Lawn Closed

Monday, October 7, 2019  to  Friday, October 11, 2019

all day

Sheep Meadow Closed

Saturday, November 9, 2019

6:00 am-4:00 pm

Race: Ronald McDonald Run