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The Past, Present, and Future of Balto

Park History

The Past, Present, and Future of Balto

Discover the captivating past, present, and future of Balto, from its dedication (did you know Balto himself was present?) to our work to preserve the statue for the future.

Wagner Cover in Winter

Things to See and Do

20 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Central Park

Stumped about how to spend a winter day in the Park? We’ve got you covered.

Hallett

Restoration and Maintenance

A Look Back: Improving Central Park in 2017

From renovating your favorite landscapes to reconstructing historic elements you may have never seen before, we continue to enhance the Park for today’s (and tomorrow’s) visitors.

Kids Climbing Rocks

Park History

The Children's District: Then and Now

Not long after construction of Central Park began, the Park’s designers created the Children’s District in the lower end of the Park. Here’s a look at how it’s transformed and what you’ll find there today.

Jogging the Bridle Path

Things to See and Do

The Runner’s Guide to Central Park

Central Park is a runner’s paradise. The Park offers a wide variety of loops and trails, and there is no shortage of groups that use the Park as their running hub. Enjoy this runner’s guide to Central Park!

Foliage at the Pool

Things to See and Do

Where to Find Fall Foliage in Central Park

It’s one of the Park’s most photogenic times of year, and we’re asked a lot this season about when and where to find the best fall foliage. We’re here to help!

The Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

Park History

Meeting New York City's Demand for Water

The Croton Aqueduct system revolutionized the City. Did you know this remarkable piece of history also involves Central Park?

Dene

Restoration and Maintenance

A Native Meadow in Progress, the Dene Slope Opens to the Public

The Dene Slope, a vibrant native meadow that features a trail with rustic seating and stunning views, is now open to the public.

Belvedere Castle

Park History

How Geology Influenced Central Park's Design

The land on which Central Park was constructed featured an unusually large amount of exposed bedrock, which heavily influenced how it was designed and built.

Bethesda Terrace

Things to See and Do

From Bow Bridge to the Mall: Central Park in the Movies

With so many iconic and beautiful settings, Central Park serves as one of the most-filmed locations in the world. Take a look at five of the Park's most popular filming locations and their cinematic significance.