Inline Skating: Central Park

Central Park is skating heaven. The internal "loop" (known officially as Park Drive) is approximately 6 miles around, with plenty of hills to challenge even the most seasoned skater. During the spring and summer, the road is closed to cars weekdays from 10am-3pm and 7pm - 10pm, and from Friday night at 7pm until Monday morning at 6am. From the day before Thanksgiving until the first business day of the new year, the drives are still closed on weekends, but are open 24 hours a day on weekdays.

Things to check out in the park:

Check out Central Park Skate for more information and a map of great places to skate in the park.

Thanks to Leo Lozada, Jr., Captain of the Central Park Skate Patrol: http://www.skatepatrol.org, and President of the Empire Skate Club of New York: http://www.empireskate.org for contributing to this page.