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Charles B. Stover map_it

  • Location: Shakespeare Garden; top of "rock of ages"
  • Description: Exedra
  • Materials: Deer isle granite
  • Dimensions: H: 3'10" W: 20' D: 13'
  • Dedicated: 1936
  • Donor: Charles B. Stover Memorial Association Inc.
  • Inscription: CHARLES B. STOVER / 1861 (...) 1929 / FOUNDER OF OUTDOOR PLAYGROUNDS / WHO DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO PUBLIC SERVICE / IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION / 1936 /

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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

  • Wed
    Rain/Snow
    40°F
  • Tue
    Cloudy
    43°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    36°F
  • Sat
    Partly Sunny
    42°F

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