North Meadow

At 23 acres, the North Meadow is the largest pastoral area in Central Park, maintained year-round by the Conservancy’s expert turf crew.

Its wide-open spaces and gentle slopes are bordered by 700 trees that transform into gorgeous foliage in the fall. Organized sports-lovers flock here in the spring and summer to play at seven baseball and five softball fields; in the fall, games abound at the six soccer/touch football fields.

Visitors can also head south to find the red brick building of the North Meadow Recreation Center. Inside, you’ll find basketball and handball courts, and a recreation room. Visitors can also borrow a Field Day Kit, which includes a variety of outdoor toys and games to enjoy on the slopes of the North Meadow.