On Sesame Street, Central Park has been used as a filming location for some of the opening theme song footage as well as for Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration. Earlier on in the show, Belvedere Castle in Central Park was used in establishing shots for Count von Count's castle. Other uses of the park on Sesame Street include a segment with the adults riding bicycles (EKA: Episode 1186), an insert where David roller skates, and an insert where Barkley follows Mr. Snuffleupagus at Central Park. In the special, Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake, Big Bird and the gang head to Central Park's Wollman Memorial Rink for his skating party.
- In the comic book adaptation of The Muppets Take Manhattan, when Kermit the Frog starts joking about the thought of marrying Miss Piggy, he suggests that they have their wedding at "Central Pork".