New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Arts & Events > The Central Park Lake

The Central Park Lake

Central Park
Central Park West at 72nd St. , New York, NY 10019 40.777106 -73.963845
See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-517-2233 Send to Phone

Photo by Kate Appleton

Share this listing

Official Website


Apr-Nov: daily, 10am-6pm, weather permitting; Dec-Mar: closed

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 72nd St.


  • Nearby Parking Lots - Validated
  • Street Parking


Row boat rental, $12/hour; Bicycle rental, $9-$15/hour

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


Central Park's second largest body of water (the Reservoir takes first place), the Lake was fashioned out of an ugly swamp. It’s a tranquil spot, with a bamboo patch, overarching bridges, and the Manhattan skyline reflecting off the water. Wander along the shore, survey the scene from Bethesda Terrace or rent a rowboat at the Loeb Boathouse.


Today's Agenda

Beyond Classical & Dance: See the Next 7 Days

Vulture + Agenda

Stay up to speed on breaking news and the latest from the world of arts and entertainment.