Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond
Discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live there year-round. Learn why they love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sunbathing activities.
Explore the Pond’s history and design, and learn what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful waterbody through hands-on exploration and guided activities.
Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.