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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?
Do I need a park permit for my event?
When are the Central Park drives closed?

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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.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Department of Parks and Recreation



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Do I need a park permit for my event?
If your event is for 25 or more people, you need a permit to hold it in a City park. Visit the Department of Parks and Recreation online for more information.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Parks Permits Information



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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.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
More Parks Department Frequently Asked Questions
2007 Car Free Hours in Central Park



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