Signs of Spring: The Cherry Blossoms are Blooming and the Rowboats are Back on the Lake

Spring is back in Central Park! How do we know? Two key symbols of the season just reappeared.


Cherry blossoms! Photo by Jeff Segall.

Cherry blossoms are blooming in the park. The first blossoms to bloom are the Okame Cherry Blossoms, and these can be found on the west side of the Reservoir in the West 80s.

And rowboats are being rented and rowed again on The Lake next to the Central Park Boathouse in the West 70s. The Boathouse restaurant has reopened after being closed for months.


Photo by Stefani.

Here’s the Boathouse snack bar in action.


Photo by Dan Shulman.

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    1. ben says:

      Can’t wait to enjoy the outside! Last year this time it was basically a ghost town.

    2. susan says:

      Your first two entries are the most cheering things I’ve read all day.

    3. arlene says:

      How can I submit photos to you that might be appropriate to your stories? I live on the UWS and visit Riverside Park and Central Park frequently!

    4. Laurem says:

      Hello Ben, This time last year, Central Park was teeming with people enjoying a most beautiful spring. Where were you?

    5. Leslie Rupert says:

      What a welcone sight!!!

    6. MAL says:

      I think that’s a flowering plum tree. Cherries not quite ready.

    7. Kim says:

      Cherry blossoms! We are the Washington on the Hudson!