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Still Hunt

This animal sculpture, referred to alternately as a panther or a mountain lion (both names for the same species, Felis concolor ), is by Edward Kemeys (1843–1907).… Read More

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields is a living memorial to the world-famous singer, songwriter, and social activist John Lennon (1940–1980). This area of Central Park was named in… Read More

The Arsenal

The historic Arsenal is one of two buildings within Central Park that predate the park itself. (The other building is the block house, which dates from the War of… Read More

The Blockhouse

During the War of 1812 New Yorkers constructed fortifications along the waterfront at the Battery and Ellis Island, assuming that a British attack would come from the… Read More

The Bridges of Central Park

When Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) designed Central Park in 1858, they developed an innovative, interwoven transportation system of… Read More

The Bridges of Central Park - Bow Bridge

When Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) designed Central Park in 1858, they developed an innovative interwoven transportation system of… Read More

The Bridges of Central Park - Denesmouth Arch

When Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) designed Central Park in 1858, they developed an innovative interwoven transportation system of… Read More

The Bridges of Central Park - Glen Span

When Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) designed Central Park in 1858, they developed an innovative interwoven transportation system of… Read More

The Bridges of Central Park - Playmates Arch

When Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) designed Central Park in 1858 they developed an innovative, interwoven transportation system of… Read More

The Bridges of Central Park: Balcony Bridge

When Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) designed Central Park in 1858, they developed an innovative, interwoven transportation system of… Read More

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.

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