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Central Park's 250 acres of lawns and 136 acres of woodland offer a multitude of landscapes, trails, and pathways for everyone from the serious hiker to the recreational stroller. 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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Chess and checkers in Central Park is one of New York’s most well-known traditions. In addition to being speckled with tables ideal for a game, Central Park hosts some facilities specifically designed to encourage the playing of chess and checkers. more

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With the variety of terrain combined with the gorgeous scenery of the surrounding landscape, Central Park is a runner's paradise. 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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Central Park is a great place to explore on a bicycle, offering breathtaking views from flat, hilly and scenic terrain. Bike rentals start at $15 and include a helmet, basket, lock and map. 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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In Central Park horseback riding is permitted year-round during regular park hours. The recently reconstructed Central Park bridle path is more than six miles long and encircles the Reservoir as well as the North Meadow. more

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Central Park features one sand volleyball court with nets, and two asphalt courts without nets, located east of Sheep Meadow, mid-Park at 66th Street. more

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The New York Lawn Bowling Club, plaing just north of the Sheep Meadow, welcomes all New Yorkers who want to take part in a challenging sport that traces its origins to ancient times. more

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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, mid-park on the Great Lawn and at the northern end of the park in the North M... more

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Central Park features 30 public tennis courts at the Central Park Tennis Center, located between West 94th Street and West 96th Street, near the West Drive. more

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Grab your sleds and head to the slopes of Central Park for some winter fun in the snow. The best place for sledding in Central Park is Pilgrim Hill. 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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Soccer can be played at two locations in Central Park-- the Great Lawn North Fields, and at the North Meadow. Permits are required, and cleats are prohibited. more

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There are 12 handball courts available at the North Meadow Recreation Center on a first come first serve basis. You must supply your own balls and paddles. more

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Running on CentralPark.com - Your first stop for information on Central Park and The Central Park Zoo! Including extensive event listings, maps, attractions, sports, activities, history, essential info for tourists. more

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Central Park is the center for in-line skating in New York. On a hot summer day, the Park is filled with thousands of skaters. more

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Frisbee is a popular sport around the open fields of Central Park - favorite spots in the park for tossing a Frisbee about include The Great Hill, The Great Lawn and the Sheep Meadow. more

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Gliding across the snow-strewn open spaces of Central Park makes it hard to remember that you are in the middle of one of the world's biggest cities. The mix of hilly and flat terrains make it fun and adventurous for both beginners and experts alike. more

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