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Coronavirus Update

The Central Park Conservancy is working closely with NYC Parks and other City agencies to monitor developments related to COVID-19.

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Enjoy Central Park from Home:

See Central Park in the Age of Social Distancing

New York City is on pause — but Central Park remains open. This is a spring like no other, which photographer Elliot Stern captures in these Park photos from recent weeks.

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Hidden Histories: 6 Little-Known Designs for Central Park

The history of the Park is well-recorded. But research into the original drawings and plans created to build the Park offer hidden secrets from both the built and unbuilt aspects of the Park.

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Richard Gilder (1932 - 2020)

The Central Park Conservancy mourns the loss of Richard “Dick” Gilder, Jr., Founding Trustee. His love of Central Park led to the creation of the Conservancy in 1980, and his support contributed immensely to the Park’s miraculous transformation. The Conservancy offers its condolences to his wife, Lois Chiles, and the entire Gilder family.

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New Pool and Rink Comes to the Harlem Meer

Preview the drawings for the new pool and rink at the Harlem Meer, our largest restoration to date.

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An aerial view of proposed changes to the Harlem Meer

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The Inside Scoop

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5 Questions With Phil Rosenthal, TV Writer And Producer

Phil Rosenthal shares his fondest memories of the Park, his idea of a perfect picnic there, and what he’ll do when the coronavirus pandemic is all over.

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Blooms in Shakespeare's Garden

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Our Guide to Central Park Blooms

Visit our online Bloom Guide for an insider's look at the Park's most popular blooms. Discover when and where to find flowers all year long and become an expert on your favorite varieties.

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Special Edition: Your Virtual Guide to Spring

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Special Edition: Your Virtual Guide to Spring

As spring unfolds in Central Park, we’re bringing its vibrant gardens and verdant lawns to you. Staying indoors is of the utmost importance now, but our Spring Guide will help you enjoy the Park from afar.

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