Pets

Central Park is just as lovely place for animals as it is for humans (ever see a mopey squirrel?) and a walk in Central Park can be the perfect way for both owner and pet to enjoy a summer afternoon or evening. There are, of course, certain rules that need to be observed to make sure the experience is just as enjoyable for everyone using the park.

First there are the animal laws that are in effect throughout New York City. Most are fairly obvious (no bears, for instance); these can be found at the Animal Care and Control of New York City website.

Central Park also has its own set of rules, as might be expected almost all of these concern domestic partners of the canine variety. Again, most of these should be fairly self-evident:

– State law does not permit your dog to be in any public place without a leash (no more than six feet long). Leash laws are strictly enforced in the park from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

– From 6am to 9am/after 9pm, dogs can be off-leash in most of the park.  However there are places in the park where this does not apply and dogs must be on leash at all times.  These include: Arthur Ross Pinetum, Bridle Path, Cedar Hill, Conservatory Garden, Kerbs Boathouse Plaza, Shakespeare Garden, Strawberry Fields, Turtle Pond Lawn and Woodlands.

– There are also places in the park where dogs are prohibited.  These include: Ball?elds, East Green, Elm Islands at the Mall, Great Hill Glade, Lilac Walk, Ornamental Fountains, Playgrounds, Reservoir Running Track, Sand Volleyball Court, Sheep Meadow and Water Bodies.

Be mindful of your dog so that other Park visitors are not anxious about their safety. Only you know whether your dog is friendly or hostile to other people.
Do not allow your dog to run and jump on other people, their children, or leashed dogs without an invitation.
Do not allow your dog to drink from Park fountains, unless a special dog fountain is provided
Please prevent your dog from chasing birds, squirrels, and other animals
Remember that horses can be startled easily by sudden movements or noise.
Please pick up after your dog and dispose of the waste in containers provided throughout the Park.
If you brush your dog in the Park, place loose hair in a bag and dispose of it properly.
Dogs are never allowed in playgrounds, display fountains, bodies of water reserved for wildlife, or on ball fields

Walking Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The walking tour covers all most beautiful sights of the southern half of Central Park. You will walk through some of the 58 miles of trails the park has to offer passing a lake, rocky outcrops, bridges, arches, sculptures and more.
This tour takes you off the beaten path to sights both the bikes and pedicabs cannot reach - book here.

Bicycle Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The bicycle tour provides a complete journey through 843 acres of Central Park, guaranteeing that you will see the most out of any tour available. Your tour guide will provide background information, historical insight, and point out some of the most photogenic sites for you to capture photos!
This tour covers about six miles in a casual, smooth pace with lots of stops for walking and photos. It's the ultimate way to discover Central Park - book here.

Pedicab Tour Overview

  • Duration: 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The most comfortable way to explore Central Park. No need to walk or peddle - just sit, lay back and enjoy beautiful views and insightful commentary.
This is a private tour for you and your party. A complete, relaxed, and personalized experience of Central Park. You can choose from 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours tour options.  Custom pick up/drop off spots are available too - book here.

Combination Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The Combined Pedicab & Bicycle Tour is ideal for parties when one part part prefers to ride their own bikes, and another part prefers the comfort of the pedicab – on this tour all the group will stay together and have stops for walking and group pictures - book here.


About Central Park

Find all the information you need to enjoy your visit to New York City's iconic Central Park.


Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear - and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel - or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!


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