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Highlights

Frances Hodgson Burnett Memorial Fountain

This lovely garden sculpture and fountain honors the well-known children’s book author Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924). Designed by Parks’ Chief… Read More

Fred Lebow Statue

This life-sized bronze sculpture depicts Fred Lebow (1932–1994), who is best remembered as the founder of the world-renowned New York City Marathon and longtime… Read More

Frederick Douglass Memorial

This memorial located at the northwest corner of Central Park honors the African-American abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), and… Read More

Giuseppe Mazzini

This bronze portrait bust of Italian patriot Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872) was created by Italian-born sculptor Giovanni Turini (1841–1899). Located in Central… Read More

Great Hill

At 135 feet above sea level, Great Hill is one of the highest points in Central Park. It is part of a chain of rock outcrops that stretches across the park at 106th… Read More

Group of Bears

This bronze sculpture by Paul Manship (1885–1966) depicts a group of three bears on a circular stepped pedestal. Located at the Pat Hoffman Friedman Playground at… Read More

Hans Christian Andersen Monument

“To be born in a duck’s nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan’s egg.” --The Ugly Duckling (1844)… Read More

Heckscher Playground

This playground commemorates August Heckscher Sr. (1848-1941)--real estate magnate, financier, philanthropist, and grandfather of August Heckscher III (1914-1997), Parks… Read More

James Marion Sims

This bronze, larger-than-life sculpture depicts Dr. James Marion Sims (1813–1883), who founded the Woman’s Hospital of New York at 83 Madison Avenue (1855) and… Read More

Johann Von Schiller Monument

This bronze portrait bust depicts German dramatist, poet and historian Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805), and was the first sculpture installed in… Read More

Directions to Central Park

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Ice Skating RinksLasker Rink (Temporarily Closed)

Lasker Rink is closed due to a refrigeration malfunction. Parks is trying to repair the rink's concrete slab and valves to identify and fix the source of the leak, in the hope of reopening the rink to the public later this season. In the meantime, the Trump Organization along with NYC Parks will work with the community and other area rinks to try to accommodate hockey and skating groups who call Lasker Rink home. Refunds will also be issued to any organizations who reserved and paid for use of the rink during the time that it will be closed.

Central Park Weather

  • Sun
    Partly Sunny
    54°F
  • Mon
    Rain Likely
    70°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    54°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    40°F

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