Rent a boat and adventure out onto the Lake. Get a closer look at the historic boat landings that line the water’s edge, or paddle around and enjoy views of Bow Bridge and Bethesda Terrace. The Lake encircles part of the Ramble, a 36-acre woodland restored by the Conservancy, which is home to lots of birds and other wildlife.

Rowboats are available for rent at the Central Park Boathouse.

You can also steer radio- and wind-powered model boats across Conservatory Water’s glassy surface, for rent at the adjacent Kerbs Boathouse. (In the winter, this spot occasionally opens for ice skating!)

All boat rentals are available when weather permits.

Then & Now: Boating in Central Park

For more information about hours and rental fees, contact:

Rowboat rentals at the Central Park Boathouse:
Open from 10:00 am–dusk

Model boat rentals at Kerbs Boathouse:

Where to go Boating