Autumn gets all the attention in Central Park for a reason. Sure, the other seasons are a sight to behold, but there’s nothing quite like fall’s stunning tree-top transition to crimson, gold, and purple to make you love Central Park even more than you thought possible.
Want the inside scoop on where to leaf peep in the Park this year? Looking for new weekend activities or ways to stretch your legs on the work-from-home days? Hoping for hot tips on how to help the Conservancy staff care for the Park? Then put on your flannel, fill that reusable mug with some hot cider, and cozy on up to our OFFICIAL Central Park Conservancy Fall Guide.
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Plants and TreesEach fall, enthusiasts from all over the world excitedly track the Park’s changing foliage. Surpassing these fans in fervor, however, is our very own team of arborists. These tree experts have dedicated their careers to the study, maintenance, and care of trees, and have a deep understanding of Central Park’s more than 18,000 woody plants.
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About the ConservancyAs climate change causes frequent and severe heat waves, intense storms and droughts, and alarming rates of extinction, our Park community is adapting with intention, expertise, and a sense of possibility to care for the wildlife that call this place home.
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Q&AsWhile a teacher, geographer, and “accidental environmentalist,” Dr. Carolyn Finney considers herself a storyteller above all else. Her acclaimed book Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors examines the stories that so often go unheard when it comes to America’s legacy of racial violence and its effect on experiencing nature.
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Things to See and DoGet a refresher on the basics from our tree experts and impress your friends with your fall foliage intel. Through the eyes of our team, “peak foliage” never ends!
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Can’t Make it to the Park This Fall?
There’s nothing like experiencing Central Park in person, but our Conservancy guides have curated the next best option. If you’re unable to join us this fall, check out our extensive catalog of virtual content to help you explore the Park from home. Register for a virtual tour or a Weekly Walk with our guides and be sure to follow us on social for new content!