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A masked woman photographing cherry blossoms

Things to See and Do

See Central Park in the Age of Social Distancing

New York City is on pause — but Central Park remains open. This is a spring like no other, which photographer Elliot Stern captures in these Park photos from recent weeks.

A lush path through Shakespeare Garden

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How to Explore Central Park from Home

During these uncertain times for New Yorkers, Central Park can still provide comfort and solace from a distance. If you’re looking to explore the Park from afar, here are a few ways to bring the outdoors to you.

The Arthur Ross Pinetum is snow

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How to Spend the Holiday Season in Central Park

The holidays are a magical time in New York City, and an especially wonderful season to visit Central Park! Here are some ways to make lasting memories in the Park during the final few months of the year.

Kid-Friendly Adventures in Central Park

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Kid-Friendly Adventures in Central Park

It’s nearing the end of summer, and you know what that means — it’s back–to–school time for more than one million New York City kids. If you’re one of them, show this list of kid–friendly Park adventures to your favorite grown–up!

Tennis Pro Jorge celebrating

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Stories from Central Park

At any moment during the day, there are thousands of people in Central Park — on its lawns, at its waters, in its woodlands — running, lounging, smelling flowers, playing games, and more. We set out to capture some of their stories and create a picture of the Park on an average day, through their eyes.

Mother and Son at Conservatory Water

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How to Spend Spring in Central Park

A new season has arrived, and our staff has prepared for months to make Central Park a welcoming spring haven. Conservancy teams have been pruning trees, turning on fountains, tending to gardens, and more. Admire the beauty and warmth of this season while enjoying a bevy of new ways to explore Central Park!

NYC skyline seen from Umpire Rock

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The Beginner’s Guide to Photography in Central Park

Each year, millions of visitors each year capture the Park’s energy and beauty through photography. Learn insider tips on when, where, and how to get the best snapshots in New York City’s backyard.

The Ramble after a 5-year restoration

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The Ramble: ‘A Sense of Mystery’ Across 36 Acres

The Ramble is the landscape that most embodies Central Park’s enduring purpose as an urban oasis. Discover the rich history of the Ramble’s early days and learn how we’ve created more opportunities to climb rocks, sit alongside streams, see native wildflowers, and watch birds in this woodland landscape.

Blooms in Shakespeare's Garden

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What’s Blooming This Summer in Central Park

Visit these must-see spots in the Park this summer to find picturesque blooms.

10 Ways to Be Active This Summer in Central Park

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10 Ways to Be Active This Summer in Central Park

It’s the perfect time to be active in the Park! Want to get moving in New York City’s backyard? We’ve got you covered with these 10 ideas.