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Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond

Discovery Walks for Families- Turtle Pond

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

Central Park, Belvedere Castle

Mid park around 79th Street Upper West Side

FREE

Discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round. Learn why they love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sunbathing activities. Explore the Pond’s history and design, and hear about what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful waterbody through hands-on exploration and guided activities in a complementary Discovery Journal. Space is limited; advance online registration required.

Belvedere Castle

After a year-long project to restore and repair the historic Belvedere, visitors can once again appreciate sweeping views of the Park from its terraces and Castle. The whimsical structure, designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted in 1869 provides the highest and best views of the Park and the…

Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

Explore how the Ramble, a carefully planned woodland, provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake shoreline, and the treetops their home  through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and a complementary Discovery Journal. Space is limited; advance online registration…

Heckscher Playground

Central Park’s largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climber, lots of water features with tunnels, ramps and slides plus giant rocks to climb.

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Belvedere Castle

After a year-long project to restore and repair the historic Belvedere, visitors can once again appreciate sweeping views of the Park from its terraces and Castle. The whimsical structure, designed…

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Victorian Gardens

Carnival rides take over Wollman Rink in the summer. Handcrafted rides geared to ages 2-12 (but can accommodate teens and adults) years old complement the historic architecture of Central Park.…

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Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

Explore how the Ramble, a carefully planned woodland, provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake shoreline, and the treetops their home  through…

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