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Precincts | Central Park Precinct

Captain Peter Andrea



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86th and Transverse Rd, New York, NY 10024
(212) 570-4820

Central Park was designed in 1858 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and it became the Nation's First Public Park. More than 40 million people visit the park each year. One can spend an entire peaceful day roaming its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches.

The park is home to many animals including: squirrels, birds, fish, rabbits, turtles and frogs. There are 42 species of birds year round and close to 300 species have been sighted in the park.

The park is made up of 843 acres, is 2.5 miles long and .5 miles wide and has 7 naturalistic water bodies.  There are 58 miles of pedestrian paths, 6 miles of vehicle drives, almost 5 miles of bridle path, and approximately 20,000 trees.

There are 30 tennis courts, 26 ball fields, 21 playgrounds, two ice skating rinks and a swimming pool.

Contact Information

Precinct: (212) 570-4820
Community Affairs: (212) 570-4842
Community Policing: (212) 570-4842
Crime Prevention: (212) 570-4842
Domestic Violence: (212) 570-4842
Youth Officer: (212) 570-4842
Auxiliary Coordinator: (212) 570-4842
Detective Squad: (212) 570-4836

Community Council

President: Mr. Roger Thomas

Meetings:  Meetings will held on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, June, September and November.

An excellent way to get involved is to join the Central Park Community Council.  The Council is a non-profit volunteer group of individuals whose primary objective is to make Central Park a safer more enjoyable park.  The Council is a joint Citizen-Police Department project. Leadership is provided by an Executive Board of concerned citizens. Contact Community Affairs at (212) 570-4842, for more information or to confirm meeting dates.