7. North Meadow

Children play on the fields of the North Meadow under red, green and yellow foliage.
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According to the Central Park Conservancy’s foliage report, at the time of this writing, the North Meadow is at peak foliage! The expansive North Meadow, the largest open meadow in the park, is twenty-three acres of lawn, rocky outcrops, and hills that stretch from 102nd to 97th street. It is here that visitors will find the park’s seven baseball fields, five softball fields, and six seasonal soccer/touch football fields.

Tress you’ll find in this area include Hickory, Sugar Maple, and Flowering Dogwoods. As the season progresses the hickory and maple leaves will turn shades of autumnal oranges, reds, and yellows while the leaves of the Flowering Dogwoods will turn maroon and purple.