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Visiting Central Park

Central Park is open daily from 6:00 am until 1:00 am, with FREE entry for everyone since 1858.

About Central Park
Central Park is the 843-acre masterpiece of landscape architecture designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and designated New York City's first scenic landmark in 1974. 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.

Getting to Central Park
There's no one way to get to Central Park. The Park covers the land from 59th Street to 110th Street between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West (Eighth Avenue). Find your way around using our Central Park Maps, and start your visit at one of our Visitor Centers.

See below for general information about Central Park. Please contact us if you need any additional information. Enjoy your visit to Central Park!

Things to See

Explore featured attractions throughout Central Park.
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Enhance your visit: Take an Official Central Park Tour.
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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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Locate concession stands, snack carts and restaurants in and near Central Park.
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Visitor Centers

Start your visit at one of our Visitor Centers.
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Locations and hours for restooms Central Park.
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Learn about Central Park Paws and our vibrant dog community.
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Find answers to your questions about having a wedding in Central Park.
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Film & Photo Shoots

Request to shoot film or photos in Central Park.
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Learn rules for event permits, driving, cycling, grilling, and more.
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Alerts & Closures

Check for alerts and closures in Central Park.
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