NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Central Park

Lilac Walk map_it

  • Location: Northeast end of Sheep Meadow
  • Description: Plaque on boulder
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 8" W: 12¾"
  • Dedicated: May 27, 1970
  • Donor: Herbert M. Singer
  • Inscription: EVEN DURING PERIODS OF / HARSH CONFLICT AND CONFRONTATION, / THE DELICATE BEAUTY AND FRAGRANCE / OF THE LILAC HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL/ANNUAL REMINDERS OF LOVELIER / ASPECTS IN HUMAN RELATIONS. / IN TRIBUTE TO THOSE ASPECTS, / THIS LILAC WALK IS DEDICATED TO / THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK / NELL SINGER LILAC WALK / APRIL 8, 1970/

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

Central Park Weather

    7-day forecast

    Was this information helpful?