Central Park Arsenal

Manhattan – Central Park

Central Park Arsenal

East side of the park at Fifth Ave and 64th St
Manhattan, NY 10065

description/

Today it is home to New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation and the Central Park Zoo, but the Arsenal, one of only two buildings that pre-date the park itself, was originally built as a military supply depot for New York State's National Guard. It has served many purposes, incorporating at various points a weather bureau, a zoo (with animals from the likes of P.T. Barnum) and a police precinct. From the outside it looks like a fortress, while inside there are rotating art and photography exhibitions, as well as the original, historic "Greensward Plan" detailing Central Park.

Search NYC Hotels

check-in date

check-out date

nyc newsletters.

Get deals and recommendations on citywide events for locals and visitors.