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Visitor Centers

Belvedere Castle
Mid-Park at 79th Street.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Inside Central Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Chess & Checkers House
Mid-Park at 64th Street.
November to March: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April to October: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Columbus Circle Information Kiosk
West 59th Street at Central Park West.
Weather permitting, spring through December: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Dairy Visitor Center
Mid-Park between 64th and 65th Street.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Please note: Visitor Centers are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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. Learn all about the history of the Park and Central Park Conservancy with our Central Park Timeline.

Getting to Central Park: Covering 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan, 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.

Enjoy your visit to Central Park!