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How to Spend the Holiday Season in Central Park

Things to See and Do

How to Spend the Holiday Season in Central Park

The holidays are a magical time in New York City, and an especially wonderful season to visit Central Park! Here are some ways to make lasting memories in the Park during the final few months of the year.

NYC Marathon

Park History

Central Park and the New York City Marathon Through the Years

Now in its 49th year, the TCS New York City Marathon has always had a deep connection to Central Park.

Pumpkin Flotilla

Programs and Events

The Hair-Raising History of the Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

The Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla returns to the Harlem Meer in late October with crafts, storytelling, a costume parade, and more.

New Pool and Rink to Expand Recreational Opportunities

Restoration and Maintenance

New Pool and Rink to Expand Recreational Opportunities

The Conservancy has unveiled its capstone project of its decades-long work in the north end of Central Park: restoring the beauty and charm of the area — as well as its ecosystem — while creating a new pool and rink at the Harlem Meer.

Kid-Friendly Adventures in Central Park

Things to See and Do

Kid-Friendly Adventures in Central Park

It’s nearing the end of summer, and you know what that means — it’s back–to–school time for more than one million New York City kids. If you’re one of them, show this list of kid–friendly Park adventures to your favorite grown–up!

Meet the Summer Interns of the Conservancy

About the Conservancy

Meet the Summer Interns of the Conservancy

If you’ve been in Central Park recently, chances are you’ve interacted with some of the Conservancy’s many summer interns — 44 of us, to be exact, working across 18 different departments ranging from horticulture to human resources.

Floating music pavillion

Park History

Hidden Histories: 6 Little-Known Designs for Central Park

The history of the Park is well-recorded. But research into the original drawings and plans created to build the Park — by the likes of architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould — offer hidden secrets from both the built and unbuilt aspects of the Park.

Tennis Pro Jorge

Things to See and Do

Stories from Central Park

At any moment during the day, there are thousands of people in Central Park — on its lawns, at its waters, in its woodlands — running, lounging, smelling flowers, playing games, and more. We set out to capture some of their stories and create a picture of the Park on an average day, through their eyes.

Belvedere Geothermal Image

Restoration and Maintenance

The Future Is Green: Geothermal Energy at Belvedere

As part of the recent restoration of the Belvedere, the Conservancy sought to solve the problem of heating and cooling the Castle in a sustainable way.

Early rendering of Belvedere Castle

Park History

A ‘Beautiful View’: The History of the Belvedere

When the Belvedere opened 150 years ago, it provided visitors with some of the most sweeping views of Central Park and the city beyond.