- While jogging near Reservoir, Jane Stephens was attacked and later raped by Mark Dietrich. During the investigation into the death of Laura Dietrich, ADA Ron Carver, and Detectives Goren and Eames visited the crime scene of Stephens in order to get a confession from Dietrich. (CI: "Monster")
- During the investigation of several hidden toilet camera's, the Detectives stumbled upon a video on which Shane Madden was being molested by Meredith Rice. Detective Olivia Benson tried to find the precise location on a map from Central Park. (SVU: "Head")
- During an immigration reform rally in the park, Colombian-born accountant Maria Soriano was accidentally shot dead by Auxiliary Officer Rodchenko. (L&O: "Illegal")
- The Law & Order episode "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die", and the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Monster" were both based on murderer Robert Chambers, who dumped the body of Jennifer Levin in Central Park.