North Meadow

The North Meadow is, at 23 acres, one of Central Park’s largest open areas. Ball fields first appeared there in the 1870s and it has been extensively refitted with carefully managed baseball diamonds, most of which are in use throughout the spring and summer. Located just to the north of the reservoir, it’s gently rolling landscape creates a slightly more secluded ambience than the Great Lawn to the south.

Soccer in Central Park's North Meadow At the southern edge lies the North Meadow Recreation Center. Its original incarnation was as a group of stables; however it now houses a state of the art fitness center, which includes basketball courts and handball courts. The center also features an array of interactive teaching tools which are used by then staff to instruct children on nutrition and good health.

The Recreation Center offers Field Day kits on loan. With a photo I.D., a visitor can borrow a kit with a variety of balls, footballs, bats, hula-hoops, Frisbees, and jump ropes.

Location: Mid-Park at 97th Street

Details: North Meadow Recreation Center – Mid-Park at 97th Street
(212) 348-4867

Hours:

September – June:
Tues-Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat-Sun: 10am to 5pm
Closed Monday

July – August:
Mon-Thurs: 10am to 8pm
Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat-Sun: 10am to 5pm

Central Park Bike Tour

  • Our bicycle tour has been ranked as one the top 5 things to do in Central Park by TripAdvisor. It is the only tour that covers the entire length of Central Park and it provides an excellent overview of the whole park.
  • The tour takes approximately 2 hours and it includes various stops along the way. On those stops, you can park the bicycle and go for a short stroll along some of the most stunning views of Central Park.
  • Including Bethesda Terrace, Strawberry Fields, The Bow Bridge, Balto and many more. In addition, you will also visit some of the hidden places in Central Park - the Ravine, the secret waterfall and of course our team’s favorite - the Central Park Ramble!
  • 2 Hours - $53 - Prices are per person
    Book Here.

Central Park Pedicab Tour

  • Allow one of our experienced tour guides to show you the beauty of the park from the back of a pedicab. Those iconic NYC pedicabs are one of the best things to do in Central Park!
  • Sit down and relax while your tour guide tells you about the history of the park, architecture, interesting trivia and of course points out the exact location of all those blockbuster movies filmed in Central Park
  • Reserve either 1 hour or 2 hour guided pedicab tour. If you are already in the park, don’t worry, we can send the tour guide to pick you up from one of the many designated pick up zones inside Central Park.
  • 1 Hour - $53 - 2 Hours - $89 - Prices are per person
  • Book Here.

Central Park Bike Rental

  • Biking in Central Park is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the park and do it at your own pace.
  • You can pick up your bike from one of our convenient locations around the park. In case you are already inside the park, no worries, we can send our concierge to deliver the bike(s) to one of the many designated bike zones inside the park. At the time of booking, we will direct you to the nearest bike pick up station in the park.
  • Pack some light snacks and a water bottle, take one of the park maps we provide. When reserving your bike rental, you will have an option to include an audio guided tour.
  • 1 Hour $15 - 2 Hours $20 - 3 Hours $25 - All Day (9am -7pm) $40
  • Book Here

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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Contact Info

5th Ave. 
New York, NY, 10028

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