Spring Guide

Cherry trees are blooming brightly around the Reservoir, robins are congregating on the Great Lawn to search for worms, and New Yorkers have a noticeable pep in their step. It’s spring in Central Park, and we’re celebrating the season with an OFFICIAL Central Park Conservancy Spring Guide.

We did it, New York—we made it to spring! Sure, winter in the Park is lovely, but spring brings with it an entirely new outlook on life. As daffodils emerge along landscapes and the sweet scents of witch hazel and magnolia linger in the air, it’s hard not to feel hope for what’s to come.

Searching for the perfect spot to soak up the sun this season? Eager to put your plant ID skills to the test? Curious about getting involved with helping our staff care for the Park? Looking for wildlife (and people) watching tips? Our seasonal guide has you covered.

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 with #SpringInCentralPark, and keep up to date on all the goings-on in these 843 acres.

A Variety of Vernal Reads

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 care for this space, and the history behind the creation of the Park.

Let Your Park Plans Blossom

With 843 acres of Park to explore, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start your adventure! We’ve selected a few of our favorite spots and activities for you to enjoy this spring.

Bright yellow forsythia along the drive with The Falconer statue in the background.

The Park Needs Us—All of Us

While you enjoy watching the City come to life this spring, help our staff keep these landscapes healthy by treating them gently and with respect. This means always honoring all fencing and never picking flowers from trees or gardens. The Park needs all of us to keep it resilient and beautiful for decades to come! #TheParkNeedsUs