North of the Great Lawn, at 97th Street, lies the Central Park North Meadow. This large, 23-acre meadow includes twelve fields to be used for soccer, touch football, baseball, and softball. A great choice for families with children, the North Meadow offers programs and sports in which visitors of all ages can participate.
The North Meadow Recreation Center offers fitness courses for children and teens, lends out sporting goods, and even includes basketball and handball courts.
— Jesse M. Wheeler