Visitor Centers

Central Park is home to five visitor centers. Please note, visitor centers are not open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year's Day.

The Spring Dairy by sooner

Dairy Visitor Center
Information center and gift shop.
Location: Mid-Park between 64th and 65th Street
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Contact: (212) 794-6564


belvedere castle
by scp2472

Belvedere Castle in Central Park.

Belvedere Castle
Visitor center and gift shop with the best views of Central Park. 
Location: Mid-park at 79th Street
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Contact: (212) 772-0288

Discovery center
Charles A Dana Discovery Center by sconsidine

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Center for educational workshops and environmental programs.
Location: Inside Central Park at 110th Street, between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Contact: (212) 860-1374


Tables and Banks Checkers and Chess House Central Park
Chess & Checkers House by CARLOSP951

Chess & Checkers House
Borrow pieces for your chess or checkers game. Dominos and backgammon are also available.
Location: Mid-Park at 64th Street
Hours: November to March: Wed - Sun, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and April to October: Tues - Sun, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact: (212) 794-4064


Columbus Circle Information Kiosk
Kiosk offering information and souvenirs.
Location: West 59th Street at Central Park West 
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Contact: 212.794.6564

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