Turtle Pond
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Neighbourhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 59th St – Columbus Circle • 4 min walk
  • 59th St – Columbus Circle • 4 min walk

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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN4,994 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Located near Belvedere Castle and the Great Lawn in Central Park. This is a scenic spot and is a place you can see turtles and other wildlife.
Written 10 April 2024
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY2,239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Turtle pond is a nice pond with plenty of things to do and see around it like: Belvedere castle, King Jagiello statue, the Great Lawn, and Delacorte theater. The pond itself is also really nice and full of cute turtles that are often laying on the rocks along the “shore”. It’s worth a visit!
Written 10 August 2023
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ELKW
United States11,824 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
it's a pond inside the central park, near the Belvedere castle, you can see it from the castle, you can see some ducks there
Written 6 July 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
The turtle pond in Central Park is a nice sizeable pond. Like many aspects of Central Park l, natural approach is favoured. Excellent.
Written 6 February 2022
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
I actually wondered if I missed it, but it's mislocated on this map.
The turtle pond is located in front of Belvedere castle, right before the great lawn, and is indeed full of turtles.
We visited Central Park on a sunny windy day, and lots of turtles were enjoying the heat on stones located around the pond.
Pairing the turtle pond with a nice walk to Belvedere castle makes up for a pleasant time. From there, we then headed back to the concrete jungle.
If you are tired of skyscrapers, come here and you will feel in a different world.
Written 23 March 2020
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK3,212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited Turtle Pond on our trip to Central Park and it lived up to it's name it was full of then, definitely a stop to make in the park.
Written 10 August 2019
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MrStorer
Cheddleton, UK566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Very peaceful and quite secluded the Turtle Pond is located close to The Great Lawn.
On a hot day you see masses of turtles both in the water and on land.
A lovely place to view wildlife
Highly Recommend
Written 14 May 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
This is a nice pond in the central park. A good place to hang around for a while. Unable to see turtles
Written 5 June 2018
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Go2theZoo
Layton, UT933 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
We were visiting in what could be considered winter (April) and there were no turtles to be found. We did see a fair amount of waterfowl, which was nice. We'll have to plan a future trip at a different time of year so we can see the turtles.
As a note, access to Belvedere Castle is blocked at the moment because of renovations, but you can get a good view of the castle from the pond.
Written 26 April 2018
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a small pond in Central Park that attracts quite a bit of wildlife and is a fairly quiet area of the park. There are some good views of New York City from here and this is a really good photo opportunity.
Written 24 June 2017
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