Winter Guide

It’s winter in Central Park, and we’re celebrating with the Central Park Conservancy’s OFFICIAL guide to the season. 

Feel that nip in the air? Winter is here—and it always brings a special magic to Central Park!

Our Conservancy staff are in the Park every single day (no matter how cold), and they can’t wait to share this time of year with you. So put on your hat and mittens and take full advantage of this dazzling season with our Official Winter Guide!

Before we begin, don’t forget to bookmark our Alerts page for all the info you’ll need on scheduled or weather-related Park closures. Another great spot for Central Park updates? Our social channels. (You can now find us on TikTok and Pinterest!) Give us a follow, tag us from the Park @CentralParkNYC, and keep up to date on all the goings-on in these 843 acres.

A Winter Wonderland

The Park may look peaceful, sleeping under its blanket of snow. But don’t be fooled by appearances: Winter in the Park is full of activities, from skating and sledding to leisurely literary strolls. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful moment of hibernal solitude or holiday 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, online weekly walks, and handy maps for your self-guided tours.

A duck, covered in snow, swimming in the Reservoir.

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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