Baseball and Softball
Central Park has 26 state of the art ballfields on which to play softball and baseball. They are located at the southern end of the park at Heckscher Playground (six ball fields), mid-park on the Great Lawn (eight ball fields) and on the North Meadow (seven baseball and five softball fields).
Permits are required for field use and can be obtained here through the New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
Red flags get posted when lawns are closed for maintenance or adverse weather conditions.
For field conditions, call 212-628-1036; for Heckscher, ext. 807; the Great Lawn, ext. 806; and the North Meadow, ext. 808.