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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  Saturday, September 21, 2019

East 96th Street Playground Closed for Construction

Wednesday, June 26, 2019  to  Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cherry Hill Fountain Closed

Saturday, July 20, 2019  to  Sunday, July 21, 2019

All Youth Basketball Clinics are cancelled this weekend due to the heat advisory.

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

all day

Bowling Greens Closed

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

4:00-8:00 pm

National Night Out Against Crime

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-8:00 pm

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

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

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