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Join in on Accomplice's adventure theater in Central Park, created just for kids! Both you and your child will experience a world of fanciful characters who use puzzles, games and crafts in this one-of-a-kind immersive fairy tale. more

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Marionette Theater

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Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Gulliver's Travel's are often performed here. more

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There are 21 playgrounds located throughout Central Park, each with its own unique theme, design, and type of play structures and equipment. Browse the list and find a space for kids of all ages and abilities! more

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Many attractions in Central Park were created especially with kids in mind. Read about activities that are perfectly suited for families with young children. more

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Fishing is allowed in several of Central Park's water bodies including the Lake and the Harlem Meer. All fishing is on a "catch and release" basis only, meaning that all fish caught must be put back into the water immediately. more

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Named for the Italian meaning "beautiful view," Belvedere Castle offers park goers panoramic views that include some of Central Park's most beautiful landmarks. more

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Enjoy ice skating in Central Park with the city skyline in the background! Find information about ice skating, rink hours, locations, pricing and more. more

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Wollman Rink is open daily from late October through early April (weather permitting). Ice skating at the rink is one of the most popular things to do amongst New Yorkers and tourists alike. You can glide across the ice under a star-covered sky... more

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Conservatory Water

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Inspired by the model boat ponds of late 19th century Paris, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created a place where children and adults alike could experience the pleasure of boating. more

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Swedish Cottage

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The Swedish Cottage was placed in Central Park in 1877 at the suggestion of Frederick Law Olmsted and served a variety of purposes, perhaps most importantly being used as the headquarters for the Civil Defense during World War II. more

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The Lasker Rink hosts ice skating, adult and youth hockey, lessons for all ages and abilities, skate rentals, and lockers. Find information about location, hours, pricing and more. more

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There is only one place to go swimming in Central Park, and that is Lasker Pool, open from the end of June to Labor Day. The pool features both a wading pool and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Free lessons and sunscreen provided. more

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Central Park's Hans Christian Andersen statue was erected in 1956 to commemorate the author's 150th birthday. This tribute to the Dutch poet, novelist, and children's author, was made possible through a donation by the Danish America Women's Assoc. more

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Victorian Garden

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Central Park's Victorian Gardens is an amusement park with a wide assortment of rides, games, food, and fun for the whole family. It occupies the Wollman Rink every summer from June to September. more

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Lasker Pool is free of charge and features both a wading pool and an Olympic pool for visitors to enjoy. The Lasker area also functions an ice skating rink during the winter. Get information on hours, location, free programs and more. more

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Model sailboats are raced at Conservatory Water, located near 72nd Street. Boating occurs every weekend throughout the warmer months. more

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Rent a boat or take a relaxing Gondola ride on the Lake, and make your way to the heart of the second-largest body of water in Central Park, spanning over 22-acres. more

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The Tisch Children's Zoo can be found within the Central Park Zoo at 64th Street and 5th Avenue. more

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The Carousel is one of Central Park's most famous attractions. Climb aboard one of its 57 beautiful horses for an exciting three-and-a-half minute ride. more

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