Programs & Events

The opportunities to engage with Central Park are as diverse as the City it calls home. Our year-round lineup includes daily programs, seasonal and holiday events, educational opportunities, and ways to give back.

With our in-person tours and programs on pause, we are pleased to offer virtual, at-home experiences for you to enjoy. Take a virtual weekly walk or check out #MyCentralPark and share what the Park means to you at this time.

Virtual Programs and Tours

A view across the reflective surface of the Reservoir

Join us every Wednesday for a short virtual tour of Central Park.

An aerial view of the Sheep Meadow

Our virtual tours provide a behind-the-scenes perspective on the history, design, and ecology of Central Park.

Daily Programs

Board Games

Borrow chess, checkers, dominos, and backgammon pieces or bring your own to play.

Catch Release Fishing

Borrow fishing poles for catch-and-release fishing in the Harlem Meer.

Discovery Journals

Download an activity book for your kids and investigate the connections between the design, plants, wildlife, and people in the Park.

Discovery Kit

Borrow a Discovery Kit filled with kid-friendly materials for a Park adventure.

Discovery Club

Explore Central Park with your family by joining our Discovery Club.

Field Day Kits

Borrow a kit with a variety of balls, bats, frisbees, and jump ropes.

Landforms: A History of Central Park’s Fort Landscape

Learn how natural features in Central Park's north end played an important role in shaping our City's – and our nation's – history.

Pitch In, Pick Up

Help keep the Park clean and volunteer at any time convenient for you – once a week, once a year, or anything in between!

Lawn Games

Borrow a variety of lawn games like bocce ball, horseshoes, kubb, cornhole, and ring toss, for outdoor play!

Discover Seneca Village

Seneca Village was a predominately African-American community that existed prior to Central Park. Explore the history of this area with our outdoor exhibit of interpretive signage.

Youth Programs

Discovery Walks For Families

Bring your family on a hands-on exploration of the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of Central Park.

Family Volunteers

Grab the kids and get some quality time while giving back! You’ll help keep the Park clean while enjoying the outdoors.

School Group Volunteer Days

Students can build teamwork skills and camaraderie while helping keep the Park clean and beautiful.

Teen Volunteer Days

Students! Give back to your City by volunteering in Central Park. Help to maintain and beautify the grounds through a variety of Park projects.

Basketball Clinic

Learn and enhance your basketball skills through small group instruction and competitive games.


Summer college interns working the Central Park landscape

The program provides college students with paid full-time positions for 10 weeks from June to August.

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