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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.


Closed for the Season


Lawns & Ballfields
  • Closures and Affected Areas: All fenced lawns and ballfields — including Sheep Meadow, the North Meadow Ballfields, and the Great Lawn — are closed for the season and will re-open April 6, 2019.

Monday, February 26, 2018  to  Friday, May 31, 2019

Belvedere Castle Closed for Restoration

Monday, August 13, 2018  to  Sunday, March 31, 2019

Safari Playground Closed for Reconstruction

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

East 96th Street Playground Closed for Construction

Monday, October 15, 2018  to  Sunday, March 31, 2019

Some drinking fountains, spray features, ornamental fountains, and bathrooms are closed for the season, from mid-October until mid to late March.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Visitor Centers closed for Christmas

Monday, December 31, 2018

7:00 pm - 1:00 am

Race: NYRR Midnight Run

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Visitor Centers closed for New Year's Day