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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.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018  to  Sunday, October 20, 2019

East 96th Street Playground Closed for Construction

Friday, July 26, 2019  to  Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Due to the blue-green algae blooms on the Harlem Meer, our catch-and-release fishing program at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center is currently suspended.

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

8:00 am-1:00 pm

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Steuben Day Parade

Saturday, September 14, 2019

7:00 am-3:00 pm

Sickle Cell Walk

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