Swimming

Another of Central Park’s many hidden wonders is Lasker Pool. Here you can find relief from New York’s sometimes oppressively hot, and humid summers with a dip in cool waters. And, unlike too many of New York’s most attractive seasonal diversions, admission is free.

Lasker Pool was built in the 1960s and occupies a magnificent upper Park site at the end of the Loch and overlooking the Harlem Meer. Constructed with the generous contribution of the Lasker Sisters it was not built without a bit of controversy.

Some New Yorkers opposed its construction because it took up a corner of the Harlem Meer and they felt that any change to the original topography of the park was a desecration. In the end though it was built, and two generations of hot, sweaty, Manhattan youths are grateful. It is also easy to locate during the summer months, just follow the easily identifiable sounds of water splashing and children laughing.

Location : Lasker Pool, mid-Park from 108th to 109th Streets.

When : Open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 3:00pm, and 4:00pm to 7:00pm from July 1st until Labor Day

Lasker Pool also offers Lap Swimming Mon. – Fri. from 7:00 – 8:30 AM & 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Permit Requirement : No permit required, however certain rules apply. For example, you must bring a lock, and only a towel, shoes, book and water bottle are allowed by the pool; bags are not permitted. For more information, please call Lasker Pool at 212-534-7639.

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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New York, NY, 10028

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