Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond

Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.Learn why they love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sunbathing activities. Explore the Pond’s history and design, and hear about what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful waterbody through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

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Turtles and ducks share a perch on the pond

Location

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Where to Meet

Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Belvedere Castle

Cost

Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please.

Age

Families with children ages 5+. No groups, please.

Accessibility

May not be suitable for strollers.

Terrain

A few inclines and some stairs

Length of Tour

90 minutes

Distance of Tour

0.49 miles

Tour Highlights

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Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle

Mid-Park at 79th Street

Turtle Pond

Turtle Pond

Mid-Park at 80th Street

Vista Rock

Vista Rock

Mid-Park at 79th Street