Plan a Visit

Make the most of your visit to Central Park! From how to get here to where to find friendly Central Park Conservancy staff, here's what to know. And while you're here, don't forget our tips on how to visit the Park responsibly.


Central Park is located in New York City, and stretches from 59th Street to 110th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.

Getting to Central Park

B, C, 2, and 3 on the north side
1, 2, 3, B, and C trains along the west side
4, 5, 6 trains along the east side
A, B, C, D, 1, N, R, and Q trains on the south side

M1, M2, M3, M4 on the east side
M10, M72 on the west side

From Grand Central Station
Central Park is a 19-minute walk from Grand Central Station. The M1, M2, and M3 buses travel up the length of the Park, a block away on Madison Avenue.

From Penn Station
Central Park is a 29-minute walk from Penn Station. The M34 and M2 buses are other good options.

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Park Hours

Open daily, 6:00 am—1:00 am

Two staff members tending to the embankment of the Lake with Bow Bridge in the background

The park needs us

Central Park is New York City’s backyard—which means it needs all who visit to get involved in its care. Your donations, membership, volunteering, and stewardship of the Park keep it a vital public treasure and thriving habitat. The Central Park Conservancy was born of community activism, and 40 years later we continue to partner with the public and rely on our community—people like you, who need Central Park. The Park needs you, too.

Get involved