Tour Guides

This program is suspended until further notice. Learn more.

p>Tour Guides lead public walking tours throughout the Park, helping visitors discover its history, ecology, and design. Tour guides who lead Official Central Park Tours are selected through a competitive audition process. Training includes: extensive reading, multiple classroom sessions, in-Park homework assignments, and test tours.

We are not currently recruiting for Tour Guides at this time, but if you're interested in helping out elsewhere in the Park, check out our Greeter Program or Gardener's Assistant Program.


To become a Tour Guide, you must:

  • Complete the audition and training processes
  • Commit to give at least one tour per week
  • Have internet access to record work hours and communicate through email
  • Be physically able to walk through various types of terrain
  • Have an excellent sense of direction and a strong knowledge of Park features
  • Have a positive, service-oriented demeanor
  • Have excellent presentation and storytelling skills

Supported by:

Tour Guide


One tour per week.

Age Requirements


Group Opportunity


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