How can I found out about City-owned parks, stadiums, golf courses, ice-skating rinks, tennis courts, beaches, swimming pools, recreation centers, and historic house museums? The Department of Parks and Recreation has a wealth of information on recreation and sports throughout the boroughs.
When are the Central Park drives closed? As of January 2005, vehicles are only allowed on the Park's East and West drives between the hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The following entrances and exits are also closed to vehicular traffic:-West 90th Street entrance and exit; -West 77th Street entrance; -East 102nd Street entrance and exit; -East 90th Street entrance; and -West 72nd Street slip-off ramp at Strawberry Fields.
In addition, an HOV 2+ Program is in place along the West Drive (between the Lenox Avenue entrance and the Seventh Avenue exit) during the morning (7:00 am to 10:00 am) peak period. By requiring motorists to have at least one other passenger, the HOV 2+ program will encourage car-pooling and reduce congestion and vehicle volumes.