Central Park, just north of entrance at W. 59th St. & Sixth Ave.
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Nearest subway station: N-Q-R @ 5 Ave.-59 St.
Nearest elevator subway station: A-B-C-D-1-2 @ 59 St.-Columbus Circle
Mon-Thurs 11AM-7PM | Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat 11AM-9PM | Sun 10AM-8PM
Activities: In the summer (usually from mid-May to mid-September), Wollman Skating Rink is transformed into an amusement park with rides and games for children aged 2-12 (and adults of all sizes). Some rides have a minimum height requirement and smaller children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission: $8 on weekdays, $9 on weekends and holidays. Children under 36″ tall enter the park free with a paying adult.
Ticket prices: Tickets are $1 each. You need 4 tickets per ride or game. Unlimited ride wristbands are $15 on weekdays, $17 on weekends and holidays. Wristbands are for rides only; you will still need to buy tickets for games.
Stroller parking: Yes.
Changing table: Yes, in the ladies’ restroom.
Birthday parties: Yes.
Safety notes: This is not a huge amusement park, but it can get crowded, especially on weekends and holidays. Get there right at opening for the best chance of fewer crowds. All the rides are technically suitable for smaller children, but some involve speed, dips, and flying through the air.
Food & drink: There is a snack stand on the premises with standard park fare such as hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, and cold drinks.