Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Hallett Nature Sanctuary, by Mario Burger

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is a four-acre nature preserve that is located just northwest of the Pond at 5th Avenue and Central Park South.

Restored in the 1980's, Hallett Nature Sanctuary was first declared a bird sanctuary in 1934, and has remained so ever since. There are in fact many different animal species in addition to the Santuary’s bird population, including raccoons, rabbits, and woodchucks.

Visitors may not be allowed in the Sanctuary by themselves.

The Central Park Conservancy will host open hours in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary at the following times:


April 1 - June 30
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

July 1 - August 31
Monday & Friday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please Note
The Hallett Nature Sanctuary remains closed on holidays. In the case of inclement weather, including heavy or prolonged rain, Hallett open hours are canceled.

No dogs, bicycles, or strollers are permitted.



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