New York City is on pause—but Central Park remains open. New Yorkers still visit the Park in search of mental and physical well-being, and Conservancy staff ensures the Park stays clean and accessible. This is a spring like no other, which photographer Elliot Stern captures in these Park photos from recent weeks. By practicing social distancing, wearing face covers, and being respectful of others, New Yorkers can continue to keep the Park a reliable place to relax.
Protect yourself and others by following these tips for visiting parks and recreational facilities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Governor Andrew Cuomo has also issued an executive order requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public.
It’s clear that every New Yorker has a unique relationship with the Park — especially now. If the Park is making a special difference in your life during this time, share your story with #myCentralPark.
Paul Manship's works, which include the Lehman Gates, are part of a larger tradition of playful sculptures in Central Park.
Tags: Park Design / Playgrounds
Programs and EventsThe Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla returns to the Harlem Meer in late October with crafts, storytelling, a costume parade, and more.
Tags: Programs and Events / Fall / About the Conservancy / Best for Kids
Since 1993, the Harlem Meer Performance Festival has been a cultural cornerstone of the community surrounding the north end of Central Park.
Tags: Summer / Programs and Events
Things to See and Do
Celebrating Thanksgiving in New York City can be especially magical, and we want to help you make lasting memories.
Tags: Families / Fall / Tips for Visiting