North Meadow

North Meadow

At 23 acres, the North Meadow is the largest pastoral area in Central Park. Its wide open spaces and gentle slopes are bordered by 700 trees that transform their greenery into gorgeous foliage in the fall. Sports-lovers flock here in the spring and summer to play at seven baseball and five softball fields; in the fall, games abound at the six fields used for soccer and touch football.

Visitors can also head south to find the North Meadow Recreation Center. Inside the center, a red brick building, you’ll find basketball and handball courts and an indoor recreation room. Visitors can also borrow a Field Day Kit, which includes a variety of outdoor toys and games to enjoy on the slopes of the North Meadow.


Mid-Park at 97th-102nd Streets

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The North Meadow closes for the winter season to allow the lawns to rest.