Alerts

The Central Park Conservancy continues to monitor the shifting developments of COVID-19 in New York City. Central Park remains open to the public; please wear a face covering and keep at least 6 feet from others while visiting the Park.

To mitigate the spread of the virus and in alignment with recommendations from public health officials, in-Park tours and public programming are on pause, and all visitor centers are closed until further notice. Browse our virtual tours and programs for digital program offerings this summer.

Wedding and photography permits in the Conservatory Garden are suspended until further notice.

Seasonal closures

  • Heckscher Ballfields will be closed from September 8 through September 14 for fall maintenance.
  • North Meadow fields will be closed each Monday throughout the fall for maintenance.
  • The Great Lawn Ballfields will be closed from September 28 through October 1 for fall maintenance.
  • Ballfields and soccer fields may be closed in response to weather or turf conditions; please note red flags indicating these closures.

Seasonal alerts

  • Heckscher Ballfields will be open for softball use from 11:00 am to dusk on weekdays, and from 8:00 am to dusk on weekends. NYC Parks is issuing permits for youth group field use beginning September 15.
  • The North Meadow soccer fields are closed for fall preparation through September 11 and will open for the season on September 12. Fields will be open for soccer, ultimate frisbee, and touch football (no tackle football or lacrosse) at 11:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends. NYC Parks is issuing permits for youth group field use beginning September 15.
  • The Great Lawn Ballfields will be open for softball use from 11:00 am to dusk on weekdays, and from 8:00 am to dusk on weekends. NYC Parks is issuing permits for youth group field use beginning September 15.

Please note that group sports participants should continue to wear face coverings and follow social distancing protocols.


Thursday, January 16, 2020 - Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Naumburg Bandshell is closed for construction through Spring 2021.

Friday, March 13, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Central Park remains open with program suspensions. Visit our Alerts page.

Friday, March 13, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Central Park remains open with program suspensions.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Victorian Gardens Amusement Park is closed for the 2020 season.

Friday, September 4, 2020

The East 110th Street Playground will be closed today for maintenance.

Friday, September 4, 2020

The East 110th Street Playground will be closed today for maintenance.

Monday, September 14, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Heckscher Playground is closed today for maintenance.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The James Michael Levin Playground is closed for scheduled maintenance.

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Bernard Family Playground is closed for maintenance.

Monday, September 28, 2020 - Friday, October 2, 2020

The Great Lawn will be closed for scheduled maintenance.

Monday, October 5, 2020 - Friday, October 9, 2020

The East Meadow will be closed for scheduled maintenance.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Friday, October 16, 2020

Sheep Meadow will be closed for scheduled maintenance.