Winter Guide

It might be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you—winter is one of the most enchanting seasons to spend in Central Park!

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Whether you’re visiting the Park in person (socially distanced, of course) or enjoying it from afar, our OFFICIAL Central Park Conservancy Winter Guide will help you make the most of this new season in the Park. Please remember to wear a face covering and keep at least six feet from others while enjoying your time in the Park.

There’s an array of outdoor activities to enjoy, from listening to the cheerful sounds of the Delacorte Clock to enjoying snowy-weather fun like sledding. Browse our Winter Guide then resist the urge to hibernate and come explore everything the Park has to offer.

Before you go, bookmark these handy resources: Our alerts page contains updates on major disruptions and scheduled closures in Central Park. You can also follow us on Twitter for the latest on Park news and happenings.


Enjoy Central Park safely this winter with these important tips and reminders.

  • Before coming to Central Park during a snowstorm or blizzard, check our Twitter or alerts page for updates on the Park’s status.
  • Never go out onto the ice of any Central Park water body—and don’t let your dog go out either! Falling into frigid water can cause life-threatening hypothermia within minutes. If you see someone in danger on, in, or near a Central Park water body, call 911.
  • Most Park drinking fountains are turned off during the winter season—download our official running map or official biking map to learn which ones.
A child dressed for cold weather carries a red sled at the top of a snowy hill

Explore Our Winter Recreation Guide

If you’re the outdoorsy type who loves to explore Central Park in all weather, discover the many ways to get active and enjoy the Park on a cold, snowy day.

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Two park goers shown bundled up for a winter stroll down a path

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