North Meadow Center

The North Meadow Center, located adjacent to the North Meadow, is a Central Park Conservancy operations facility that includes basketball and handball courts.

The North Meadow Center has had several uses over time. It was built in the early 20th century as a maintenance facility and was later used as a stable. In the 1930s it was converted for recreational uses, including roller skating and handball, as part of efforts to concentrate sports and other activities in the north end of the Park. It was rebuilt and expanded several times by the Conservancy to serve more modern recreational needs and accommodate Park staff.

The North Meadow Center, including restrooms and basketball courts, will be closed for renovation from late summer of 2023 through spring of 2025. The handball courts will be open periodically throughout construction. Learn more about the Conservancy's reconstruction project.

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