Activities

Take advantage of New York City’s backyard. From running to sledding, there are countless ways to enjoy Central Park during any season.

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Central Park offers a variety of loops and trails for runners of all levels.

Bicycling

With its scenic views and hilly terrain, the Central Park drives provide cyclists with a relaxing ride or a challenging workout.

Swimming

Find relief from New York City’s hot and humid summers with a dip in Lasker Pool.

Boating

Rent a boat and adventure out onto the Lake.

Skating and Rollerblading

Central Park's drives provide a beautiful, challenging course for in-line skating.

Concerts

Central Park is home to concerts each spring, summer, and fall, ranging from small classical quartets to large rock concerts.

Visiting with your dog

New York City’s dogs love Central Park. Follow these guidelines to ensure visitors and pets alike enjoy the Park.

Horse Carriage Rentals

The horse-drawn carriages of Central Park evoke a bygone age when carriages were the only transportation in New York City.

Birding

Central Park is a great place for birding as more than 270 species can be found here each year.

Kite Flying

Looking to take advantage of a breezy day? Kite flying is allowed year-round in Central Park.

Ice Skating

Take in the surrounding views while you skate on one of Central Park’s ice rinks: Wollman Rink or Lasker Rink.

Sledding

Grab your sled and enjoy a fresh layer of snow on the slopes of Central Park!

Cross Country Skiing

Cross-country skiers can enjoy Central Park’s beautiful scenery while gliding across the snow.

Snowshoeing

Put on a pair of snowshoes to take in the winter wonderland on a leisurely stroll or an aerobic walk.

Baseball and Softball

Head to one of Central Park’s 26 ballfields for a game of baseball or softball with your friends, family, or colleagues.

Basketball

Shoot some hoops, practice your jump shot, or play a full game at one of Central Park’s basketball courts.

Tennis

Central Park has New York City’s largest set of public tennis courts.

Volleyball

There are two asphalt courts and two sand courts to the east of Sheep Meadow and two asphalt courts northeast of the Great Lawn.

Soccer

The North Meadow is an expansive landscape where Central Park visitors can play soccer in the fall.

Football

Park visitors can play touch football and flag football at the North Meadow during the fall.

Lawn Bowling

Central Park has two 15,000-square-foot fields at the Lawn Bowling and Croquet Greens, located in the south end.

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