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Central Park

Highlights

McGown's Pass

McGown’s Pass, part of the escarpment that crosses Manhattan around 106th Street, consists of two rock outcrops located on either side of Kingsbridge Road. The Pass… Read More

Mother Goose Statue

Frederick George Richard Roth (1872-1944) created this whimsical sculpture of Mother Goose and her related fables. The statue consists of the central figure of a witch… Read More

Robert Burns Statue

This statue of Scottish national poet Robert Burns (1759–1796), companion to the 1872 Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) across Literary Walk, is by Sir John Steell… Read More

Romeo and Juliet

This bronze piece in front of the Delacorte Theater depicts the doomed lovers of celebrated playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s (1564–1616) tragic play… Read More

Sculptures at the Zoo

Animal sculptures abound in Central Park, but the largest concentration can be found in or near the Wildlife Center. In 1934, the first year of Commissioner Robert… Read More

Seneca Village

Although the reason for the name Seneca Village is unknown, recent historical and geophysical research has uncovered a great deal of information about this unique… Read More

Sheep Meadow

Like all the landscapes in Central Park, this beautiful 15 acre lawn known as Sheep Meadow is man-made. The Greensward Plan of 1858, the winning entry in the design… Read More

Simon Bolivar Statue

One of a trio of bronze equestrian sculptures representing Latin American leaders, the Simon Bolivar statue commemorates a military general and advocate of… Read More

Sir Walter Scott

    This larger-than-life-sized bronze portrait of Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) which was crafted by Sir John Steell… Read More

Sophie Irene Loeb Fountain

Frederick George Richard Roth (1872–1944) created this decorative, reinforced concrete drinking fountain inspired by Lewis Carroll’s children’s story… Read More

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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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