Fall Guide

The air is smelling sweet, the trees are changing color, and the City is buzzing with excitement for the season ahead. It’s fall in Central Park, and we’re celebrating with an OFFICIAL Central Park Conservancy Fall Guide.

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.

Before we begin, don’t forget to bookmark our Alerts page for all the info you’ll need on scheduled or weather-related Park closures. Another great spot for Central Park updates? Our Twitter feed. Give us a follow, tag us from the Park, and keep up to date on all the goings-on in these 843 acres.

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We could go on and on about why we love caring for Central Park—and we have! Check out our robust online magazine to learn about the Conservancy’s work, how we help care for this environment, and the history behind the creation of the Park. We’ve got something for everyone!

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Picture This: A Cleaner, Greener Park

A picture’s worth a thousand words—and these pictures speak volumes about great Park stewardship! Check out our handy illustrated guide to caring for Central Park and tag us on social with #TheParkNeedsUs to share your Park-friendly outing. Some takeaways? Never feed the wildlife, pack your picnic in reusable gear, and treat the Park’s trees and other plant life gently.

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Explore the Park with the Conservancy as Your Guide

After a long time away, in-person tours are back and better than ever! Join our expert guides for an Autumn Tree Walk around the Pool (costumes optional) or celebrate spooky season at Halloween on the Harlem Meer (costumes encouraged).

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The Park Needs Us—All of Us

As much as we each depend on the Park—for solace, community, and inspiration—the Park depends on us, too. Support our work to care for these 843 acres and share your Park story with our Conservancy staff. We’d love to learn how the Park has loved you back when you most needed it! #TheParkNeedsUs

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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!

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