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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.

The Lake in the fall

Park Information

Happy 164th Birthday Central Park: Reflecting on Years of Memories

To celebrate 164 years of Central Park, we asked you to share your favorite Park memories and photos.

East 110th Street Playground Dancing Water

Things to See and Do

Discover the Perfect Central Park Playground for Your Family

Central Park offers play options for children of all ages and interests. Are you looking for the perfect playground for your children’s personalities or passions? We have you covered.

Shelter in the Ramble

Restoration and Maintenance

The Story Behind Central Park’s Rustic Architecture

Rustic architecture has been an instrumental part of the Park’s design since its creation in 1858, and that tradition continues today.