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Discovery Walks for Families: Conservatory Garden

Explore Conservatory Garden’s colorful blooms using hands-on activities to investigate the role they play in making the Park beautiful and healthy.

Discovery Walk Towering Trees Hallett

Discover how Central Park’s smallest woodland is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike on this guided tour.

Discovery Walk Shakespeare Garden

Join us for a kid-friendly adventure in Shakespeare Garden to discover how Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.

Alice in Wonderland

Go on a kid-friendly adventure to discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park's most beloved children's sculptures.

A Conservancy guide shows kids how to use binoculars

Take a kid-friendly hike through the North Woods to learn about the plants, trees, and wildlife of this woodland retreat.

A family closely examines a sample of nature

Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife.

A North Woods arch in autumn

Bring your family on a journey through time to discover how Manhattan’s geography influenced the Harlem Meer landscape.

Turtles and ducks share a perch on the pond

Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park!

Skating on the Lasker Rink


Lasker Rink and Pool

Located in the north end of Central Park adjacent to the Harlem Meer, Lasker Rink and Pool offers free public swimming in summer, and ice-skating and hocking in winter.