Central Park Information

Central Park is Manhattan's largest park. It is open from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM.

The Central Park Drives are open to motor vehicles during the following times, except on holidays:

  • Central Park West Drive: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Central Park East Drive between East 72nd and Lennox: Monday to Friday, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Central Park East Drive between 6th Avenue Entrance and east 72nd Street: Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The following Central Park entrances and exits are closed to motor vehicle traffic:

  • East 59/60 Street at Fifth Avenue Entrance (Grand Army Plaza)
  • East 90 Street Entrance
  • East 102 Street Entrance and Exit
  • West 72 Street Slip-off ramp, just north of Strawberry Fields
  • West 77 Street Entrance
  • West 90 Street Entrance and Exit
  • West 106 Street Exit
  • West 110 Street/Cathedral Parkway Entrance

The following Central Park entrances and exits are open to motor vehicle traffic:

  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard Entrance and Exit
  • Lenox Avenue Entrance and Exit
  • West 59 Street (Central Park South) and 7 Avenue Exit
  • West 59 Street (Central Park South) and Avenue of the Americas (6 Avenue) Entrance
  • West 72 Street Exit and Entrance
  • East 72 Street Exit and Entrance
  • West 85 Street Entrance
  • West 96th Street Entrance
  • West 100 Street Exit and Entrance

There are High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) restrictions in Central Park between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. All motorists must have at least one other passenger in the vehicle if they are driving on the park's West Drive from the Lenox Avenue and 110th Street entrance to the 7th Avenue and 59th Street (Central Park South) exit. This includes all vehicles entering the park's West Drive from all entrances in between. There are no HOV restrictions on the East Drive in Central Park from Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) and 59th Street (Central Park South) to Lenox Ave and 110th Street.