Central Park's Sanctuary

Central Park's Sanctuary

The ‘kind of secret’ section of Central Park is now open after undergoing a mini facelift. Although it has been sporadically open to bird fanatics and such, the 4-acre plot of land near The Pond has been closed off since the 1930s.

The beaten fences have come down. Hallett Nature Sanctuary is now open to the public. The conservancy features new pathways, rustic benches, and a small sanctuary donated by Sima and Morad Ghadamian. Irrigation lines have been constructed. Wisteria and weed have been uprooted. And new native plants like shooting stars and trillium have been planted.

The CPC is limiting the entrance to twenty people at one time. Want a little less tourists and a little more woodland? Head over now to the Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

HOURS:

Now - June 30
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2 to 5 p.m.

July 1 - August 31
Monday & Friday: 2 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.