Baseball and Softball
Central Park has 26 state of the art ballfields on which to play softball and baseball. The fields are spread out via 3 main areas of the park:
Heckscher Playground - 6 ballfields
Great Lawn - 8 ballfields
North Meadow - 7 baseball fields and 5 softball fields
Permits are required for field use. You can apply for a ballfield permit with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
Permits typically take 21-30 days to be approved. The Manhattan ballfield permit office number is: (212) 408-0234.
Red flags get posted when lawns are closed for maintenance or adverse weather conditions.
For field conditions, call 212-628-1036; for Heckscher, ext. 332; the Great Lawn, ext. 330; and the North Meadow, ext. 331.