Central Park in the heart of New York City is one of the world’s most filmed city parks. Spring brings bright blue skies, colourful gardens, verdant greens and cherry blossoms in full bloom. The park fills with people enjoying walks, running, cycling, carriage rides, paddle boating, picnics, baseball, tennis, bouldering or just laying out on the lawns enjoying being outdoors.
Filming and photography requires permission from Central Park Operations and then a permit from the Mayor’s Office (MOFTB). A permit is not required for a shoot that uses hand-held cameras or tripods and does not assert exclusive use of city property. A $300 application fee applies where equipment or vehicles are used or the filming asserts exclusive use of city property. Proof of insurance is required for this permit.
Central park does not permit productions on weekends or public holidays. Certain activities that would alter the park or impact the enjoyment of other visitors are prohibited. Central Park has a leave-no-trace-behind policy.
New York City has one of the world’s most extensive and experienced professional film crews with all the equipment you could ask for.
If you are looking to film in New York City and require a film fixer, full production service support, or a camera crew, please contact us for recommendations.