[quote name='dharmamaps' date='Jan 30 2008, 10:23 PM' post='15641']
Seeking feedback on a new 18"x48", 1:4000, Central Park Trail Map I am working on.
Finally, a detailed Central Park map! I can't wait.
Here are my tips for creating the best map possible. Obviously a true trail map will need most of it's detail in the northern sections and ramble.
I love the transportation info the way Tauranac maps presents it in the Manhattan block by block and scuplture info.
I love the topography and detail and aesthetic of the Greensward Fdtn map.
I love the handy outcrop symbols and pictorial images of http://www.centralpark2000.com/
map and it's ramble details.
Some other info and detail you could consider adding are;
The Wolman rink becomes The Victoria Gardens Amusement park in the summer.
Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink - (212) 982-2229
V's for vendors would be nice too.
The Ballfield Cafe phone number is 212-717-5940.
Sheep Meadow Cafe (seasonal)
Inside Central Park near West 69th Street
New York, NY 10023
Inside the Park at 73rd Street off Fifth Avenue at Conservatory Water
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West at 67th Street
Leaping Frog cafe at the Zoo.
Friendly Snack Bar At Meer: E106
Vince & Eddie's America Bistro
70 West 68th Street
between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Nectar Coffee Shop
1022 Madison Avenue
and 1090 Madison
New York, NY 10021
Le Pain Quotidien
Trattoria Sambuca. Central Park. 20 W 72nd St New York, NY 10023 212-787-5656
EAT restaurant-1062 Madison Avenue, 212.861.2544
Ferrara Italian Café: merchants gate.
Jackson Hole Diner
1270 Madison Avenue & 91st Street
City Market Café
1100 Madison Avenue
between 82nd & 83rd Streets
New York, NY 10028
44 East 92nd Street
at Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Carousel is 212-879-0244.
Year round weather permitting.
Time Warner Center shops info is 212-823-6300.
Bike Central Park is 917.371.6267
2 hours - $20 / bike
3 hours - $25 / bike
All day - $40 / bike (9am-6pm)
centralparkbiketour.com (212) 541-8759
SBR Multi-Sports Bike Shop 203 west 58th street, corner of 7th Avenue and 58th Street.
Central Park Wildflower Meadow.
New York 156 West 72nd Street
Central Park Skate Patrol, (212) 439-1234.
Weekend rollerblade lessons. kids free.
$30 cash deposit
4 people maximum per boat
An adult must accompany children under 18
10:00 AM TILL DUSK
Deposit: ID and Credit Card or ID and $200.00 Cash
(30) Cruisers $9 per hr /addtl. hr.$5 (5+hrs $45)
(3) Tandem $20 per hr /addtl. hr.$8 (5+hrs $55)
(15) 21 Speed $15 per hr /addtl. hr.$10 (5+hrs $65)
Kids Bike $6 per hr /addtl. hr.$3 (5+hrs $25)
Trailer $6 per hr /addtl. hr.$3 (5+hrs $25)
An adult must accompany children under 14
Bicycle rentals are available for exclusive use within Central Park particularly on the rollPMing six-mile loop shown on the accompanying map. The loop is an active roadway that includes designated running and cycling lanes. The loop is typically closed to vehicular traffic on weekdays from 10am-3pm and all day on weekends. Our selection of the 60 new bicycles include cruisers, 21-speed, children's, trailers, and tandem bicycles.
March 4 through October 31
Monday - Friday 10AM - 6 PM
Saturday - Sunday 9AM - 6 PM
Rentals on a first-come, first-served basis.
Price includes helmet.
Call (212) 517-2233 for information
Wild Man Steve Brill "Eat Wild Foods in Central Park" Tours
Entry to the Met (212-535-7710) and Natural History Museum is suggested donation.
The Met Museum has a great view from the Roof Garden (seasonal).
No Strollers Sunday in the Met.
The M10 bus goes to Times Square.
The M20 bus goes to Penn Station and Port Authority and Ground Zero.
The West Side YMCA is on 63rd St btween CPW and Columbus av.
Tell when the Park Drives are closed to traffic.
North Meadow Rec Center (212-348-4867) has free field day kits and a cheap rock climbing wall.
The Belvedere Castle Discovery Center
The M86 and M79 have mid-park bus stops.
Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant.
Nearby NYC Rec Centers are 54th St btween 1 st and 2nd and 59th st rec enter 10th and 59th.
Rock climbing rocks-
Rat Rock (aka Umpire Rock)
Tito & Tanya Cave
City Climbers Club
533 West 59th Street
Day pass $12
All CP Lamp posts give Cross Steet Numbers.
You need a Lock to use Lasker Pool!
Phone to check General Swim times.
When : Open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 3:00pm, and 4:00pm to 7:00pm from July 1st until Labor Day
Dana Discovery Center gives free bamboo rods and bait for fishing in summer.
Fishing is allowed in several of Central Park's water bodies including the Lake, the Pool
and the Harlem Meer. All fishing is on a "catch and release" basis only.
Model Boat Rentals. $10 p/hr.
Location : Conservatory Water, east side between 72nd and 75th Streets
When : Approximately April through October
Bring your own model sail boat, or call Central Park Sailboats at 917-796-1382 for information on model boat sales and rentals. For permits and boat storage call 212-360-8133.
The Best Slopes
Manhattan’s greatest slope is in Central Park at Pilgrim Hill. Enter the park at 72nd Street on the East Side. Runner up: Cedar Hill, also in Central Park, between 76th and 79th Streets.
In (the unlikely) case of a crash Lenox Hill Hospital is the closest ER to Central Park’s Pilgrim Hill (100 E. 77th St., at Park Ave.).
Location: Chess and Checkers House, inside the Park at 65th Street just west of the Dairy, offers 24 outdoor chess and checker tables. A pergola offers plenty of shade.
When: The Chess and Checkers House is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm (4:00pm in the winter). In the summer, six- to thirteen-year olds are taught to play chess by experts provided by the Conservancy. For information call (212) 794-6564.
How: Bring your own chess or checker pieces, or borrow them at the Dairy. To borrow sets, a valid photo i.d. or $20 cash deposit must be left. Sets may be borrowed until 4:00pm and must be returned by 4:30pm.
Conservancy General Information (212) 360-3444
For for the hearing impaired: (800) 281-5722
Ballfields Permits: (212) 408-0226 Conditions: (212) 628-1036 - Great Lawn ext. 806, Hecksher ext. 807, North Meadow ext. 808
Belvedere Castle, The Henry Luce Nature Observatory (212) 772-0210
Carousel (212) 879-0244
The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (212) 860-1370
The Dairy (212) 794-6564
North Meadow Recreation Center (212) 348-4867
Fishing at Harlem Meer (Catch & Release) (212) 860-1370
Harlem Meer Performance Festival (212) 860-1370
Horseback Riding - Claremont Stables (212) 724-5100
Horse-Drawn Carriages (212) 736-0680
Lawn Sports - Permits: 212 360-8133
Metropolitan Opera - Performances - Great Lawn (212) 362-6000
Model Sailboats - Storage: (212) 360-8133, Rental: (917) 796-1382
Row Boats (at Loeb Boathouse) - (212) 517-2233
Running - New York Road Runners Club - (212) 860-4455
New York Philharmonic - Performances - Great Lawn (212) 875-5709
Shakespeare in the Park - Delacorte at the Public Theater (212) 539-8655
Performance Months: June, July, and August •
Ticket Distribution Delacorte Theater:
Starts at 1:00pm on the day of the performance
FCFS basis •
Ticket Distribution Astor Place: The Public Theater
also distributes tickets from 1:00-3:00pm
at 425 Lafayette Street, FCFS basis •
Kiting-Sheep meadow, Great lawn. May need to run with Kite.
Skating - Lasker Rink (917) 492-3856
Skating - Wollman Rink (Ice Skating & In-Line Skating) (212) 439-6900
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater (212) 988-9093
Tennis Courts - (212) 280-0205
Weddings Hotline (212) 360-2766
Wildlife Center (Central Park Zoo) & Tisch Children's Zoo (212) 439-6500
Phone for Sea Lion and pengiun feedings, summer kids shows.
Short descriptive notes for playgrounds.
Wild West Playground -fort Like structures-Small Wading pool.
Safari playground.-hippo's, canoe and nice view.
Spector playground -for tots.
Mariner's Playground-treehouse plus small waterway.
Ancient playground- concrete, sand and ropes.
E 76th playground- concrete, runaround.
E 96th st playground-large, treehouse, sunny.
Group of bears playground-small, quiet.
Diana Ross-playground-sandy, wooden play equipment.
Art Deco Playground-shady.
Billy Johnson Playground-big rock slide.
Hecksher playground-very large, busy, concrete waterways, great sprinklers.
Adventure Playground-treehouse, small waterway. shady.
W67th playground-for tots.
Bendhiem playground-for all abilities. Run-thru hooped sprinklers.
w110th st playground-modern designer equipment.
Lenox ave playground-wood and asphalt.
w100th playground-metal runways, sandy.
rudin playground-quiet, shady.
Excellent free sprinklers in summer at the Natural History Museum next to the planetarium.
View turtles at jetty at Turtle pond.
Don't forget Pale Male's nest @ e74th and 5th.
Seasonal telescope on west side of conservatory lake.
Anway I realise that's a lot of info, but it's the stuff I've gathered over the years to help me make full use of the park and avoid disapointment.