Frequently Asked Questions
843 acres or 6% of Manhattan’s total acreage, including:
- 150 acres in 7 waterbodies
- 250 acres of lawns
- 136 acres of woodlands
The Park stretches from Central Park South (59th St.) to 110th St. at the northern end and from 5th Ave. on the East Side to Central Park West (8th Ave.) on the West Side.
How far is it around Central Park via the Drives?
Starting at Engineers’ Gate, 90th St. and Fifth Ave.
Full Loop = 6.1 miles
Upper Loop taking 102nd Street cutoff = 5.2 miles
Lower Loop taking 72nd Street cutoff = 1.7 miles
Where can I have my wedding or take wedding photos?
By permit only at the Conservatory Garden, 105th Street at Fifth Avenue. For more information, check out our Weddings pages. You can also call the Central Park Conservancy’s Wedding Hotline at 212-360-2766. Elsewhere in Central Park, permits are required for more than 20 people. Call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 212-408-0226 for information.
Where is the Carousel and when is it open?
The Carousel is located mid-Park at 64th Street. For information call 212-879-0244. April-October: Weekdays 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Weekends 10:00 am-7:00 pm; November-December: Daily 10:00 am to dusk; January-March: Weekends and holidays only, 10:00 am to dusk (all weather permitting)
How many trees grow in Central Park?
26,000, including 1,700 American Elms
More than 275 species of migratory birds have been sighted in the Park, a major stopping point on the Atlantic flyway.
- Angel of the Waters at Bethesda Terrace
- Burnett Fountain at Conservatory Garden’s English garden to the south
- Conservatory Garden’s Italian garden in the center
- Untermyer Fountain at Conservatory Garden’s French garden to the north
- Cherry Hill
- Sophie Loeb Fountain
- Pulitzer Fountain at Grand Army Plaza