Winter Guide

Feel that chill in the air? Winter is here, so lace up your skates, grab your hot chocolate, and discover the Central Park Conservancy’s guide to the season.

Make the most of the shortest days of the year! While the cold air may compel you to stay inside, there is so much to do and explore in Central Park this season. So, start the new year on the right foot and among the Park’s natural beauty.

While many birds go south for the winter and other wildlife shelter in their respective habitats, our hardworking Conservancy staff is out in the Park every day. They brave the elements, dedicated to making NYC’s backyard look and feel its best this season. Experience all this space has to offer with our official Winter Guide!

Don’t forget to stay connected and up to date on the latest events and happenings around Central Park by following us on social media. Also, be sure to tag us @CentralParkNYC in your Park memories and snapshots this winter.

Reads for Frigid Days

Before you head out on your winter adventure, discover some insider tips, learn how the Conservancy cares for this space, and explore the history behind the Park on our magazine.

Discover a Winter Wonderland

We love the peace winter brings to the Park. But don’t let the calm fool you: These 843 acres boast cold-weather activities galore, from skating to voyages through history. Whether you’re looking for a quiet moment of hibernal solitude or active fun for the whole family, Central Park is here for you.

Get to Know the Park with a Conservancy Guide

Interested in an even more tailored Park experience? Look no further than our expert Conservancy staff and their decades of Park research. Our staff offer in-person and virtual tours, and handy maps for your self-guided tours.

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The Park Needs Us

How can you keep the Park healthy, clean, and safe? The Conservancy’s Director of Community Relations has three easy tips for you.

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