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Dating Ideas

Things to See and Do

10 Date Ideas in Central Park

Whether you're visiting for a first date or a longtime anniversary, here are 10 ideas for a fun getaway in the Park.

The Obelisk

Park History

How the Obelisk Made Its Home in Central Park

Standing between the Great Lawn and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Obelisk is the oldest outdoor monument in New York City and the oldest man-made object in Central Park.

Seneca Village Site

Park History

The Story of Seneca Village

Discover how Seneca Village, the largest community of free African-American property owners in pre-Civil War New York, began and what we know about its residents.

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.


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?