After looking at website after website for age restrictions and coming across one that said children under age 5 weren't permitted on board, I found out from the source that any child can ride in a Central Park Boathouse rowboat as long as they use a provided life jacket.
So onto the lake we went!
(Thanks to the ominous clouds, the line for boat rentals was only 5 groups deep.)
|You can see a smidge of Ladies Pavilion in the distance|
p.s. This is cheap, iconic, family fun! The boat rental only costs $12/hr plus a refundable $20 deposit. (Cash only.)