Central Park‘s Lasker Rink and Pool will be getting a much-needed restoration and reconstruction along with the entire north end of the park. These improvements will include:

  • Year-round programming and expanded recreational opportunities at the Harlem Meer
  • Enhanced swimming and skating, including a new area for free-form skating on a lake in Central Park, a larger than Olympic-size pool, and a new outdoor spray pad
  • A facility that is more integrated into the surrounding landscape, and provides Park users with year-round access to restrooms and amenities
  • A boardwalk that travels through a series of small islands and a freshwater marsh
  • Unhindered access across the north end of the Park — both by reconnecting the watercourse that runs through the Ravine so it flows freely into the Harlem Meer, and re-establishing the pedestrian path that once ran alongside it

On the Harlem Meer itself, a curved, wooden boardwalk will wrap around the islands and become an ice skating ribbon in the winter. A new open air pavilion on the shore of the Meer will be provide a meeting spot for all manner of aquatic activities – including canoeing!  You can find out more here.

Central Park restoration plan for the North End. Rendering courtesy Central Park Conservancy

Rendering courtesy Central Park Conservancy

New view through Huddlestone Arch. Rendering courtesy Central Park Conservancy

View from atop the pool house. Rendering courtesy Central Park Conservancy.

Inside the pool house. Rendering courtesy Central Park Conservancy.

Future boardwalk on the Meer

Future boardwalk turned into skating ribbon on the Meer

Lasker Pool & Rink

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!


Contact Us

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New York, NY, 10028

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