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.
Things to See and Do
Fall's Finest: Appreciating Autumn Through the Eyes of an Arborist
We sat down with Alan Clark, a Conservancy arborist, for a glimpse into the life of Central Park's changing leaves.
Tags: Fall / Trees
How to Engage with the History of Seneca Village
The current movement for racial justice—which includes elevating Black history, culture, and stories—has sparked a renewed interest in Seneca Village, a community of predominantly African-Americans that existed before the creation of Central Park.
Tags: Tips for Visiting / About the Conservancy
Art, Activism, and More: How Women Have Influenced Central Park
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we highlight some important contributions by women who have helped make the Park a welcoming and thriving public space.
Tags: Conservancy Staff / Monuments / History / Park Experts
Things to See and Do
Tips from Central Park's Volunteers
With so much time spent in New York City’s backyard, volunteers quickly discover helpful tips and special spots.
Tags: Tips for Visiting / First-Time Visitors