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web sites

The Central Park Conservancy
Thorough and comprehensive, this is the Central Park Conservancy's official site. It provides extensive information on the Conservancy and on the Park itself.

Welcome to Central Park
This Web site is a personal effort by individuals who love the Park. It includes such features as a guide to sports, a list of organizations that maintain the park, and a map to locate points of interest.

SummerStage hosts concerts in Central Park throughout the summer.

Shakespeare in the Park
Every summer, the Public Theater puts on free plays at the Delacorte Theater.

A good resource for information about the sites found in Central Park, such as the Wollman Skating Rink, the Metropolitan Museum, and various playgrounds.

The Central Park Track Club
The Central Park Track Club is a running club that was founded in 1972. Today, the club has close to 300 members from a variety of backgrounds, ages, speeds, and resting pulse rates.

A photo tour through Central Park highlights the most popular attractions.


Rosenzweig, Roy and Elizabeth Blackmar. THE PARK AND THE PEOPLE: A HISTORY OF CENTRAL PARK. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1992.

Putnam, Karen and Marianne Cramer. NEW YORK'S 50 BEST: PLACES TO DISCOVER AND ENJOY IN CENTRAL PARK. New York: City & Co., 1999.

Freund, James. CENTRAL PARK: A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXCURSION. New York: Fordham University Press, 2001.

organizations & institutions

The Central Park Conservancy
The Official Central Park Web site includes features such as Things to Do, VirtualPark, Then and Now, News from the Park, Volunteer and Job Listings, and a section Just For Kids.

The Wildlife Conservation Society
The WCS maintains the Central Park Wildlife Center (better known as the Zoo). Special public events, innovative Wildlife Theater performances, and other year-round programs make every visit to the zoo a new experience.

City of New York/Parks & Recreation
New York City's Official Web site for its public parks.

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