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The Hallett Nature Sanctuary has received a lot of publicity since these four acres of the park were not open to the public until recently. The Sanctuary is open only certain days and for limited hours adding to its allure. I visited the Sanctuary and...More
This fenced-off 4-acre park-within-the-park is composed of many narrow unpaved (but smooth) paths, some hilly or with steps, and bordered by native plants of which many are labeled. There are small birds aplenty as well as turtles and squirrels. It is quiet except for distant...More
We walked past the Hallett Sanctuary in Central Park this weekend, and the gate was open. What a joy to visit this lovely little four acre park, filled just now with beautiful flowers and with many birds singing their hearts out.
We enjoyed our walk...More
This nature sanctuary isn't open often, but if you ever pass by and see the gates open, enter and marvel at four acres of climax forest in the midst of Manhattan's skyscrapers. The paths, benches and outlooks are all brand-new, and the walks are planted...More
Wonderful trails in this wonderful nature park. In winter only open 9 hours a week and we were lucky to happen upon it when open. A volunteer from Australia pointed out a family of raccoons climbing a tree. That was something did not expect to...More
Closed for the past thirty years this four acre patch of Central Park is sure to delight. Located in the south west corner of the park near Columbus Circle it is fairly easy to locate.
It is now a special sanctuary for birds and special...More
A small park within a park, with an interesting history. Only a limited number of visitors are let in at one time on the certain days that it is open to the public. Just about two acres, it only takes 20-30 minutes to walk through.
The Sanctuary has just opened to the public but with very limited hours as of now Check before you go.
It is located behind the Wollman Rink but suggest you enter from Central Park South rather than Fifth Ave
Only 20 people are allowed in...More
This fenced off area of Central Park was closed in 1934 and opened up only in 2016.
First thing to note is the very limited opening hours:
April 1 - June 30
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
July 1 - August 31...More