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Central Park

Highlights

Belvedere Castle

In 1867, Central Park designer and architect Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) created an observation tower atop Vista Rock to overlook the old reservoir that is now the Great… Read More

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain

In their 1858 Greensward Plan for Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) proposed an architectural "open air hall of reception" for… Read More

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain

In their 1858 Greensward Plan for Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) proposed an architectural "open air hall of reception" for… Read More

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain

In their 1858 Greensward Plan for Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) proposed an architectural "open air hall of reception" for… Read More

Bird Flying Machine - the Arsenal, Central Park

This distinctive bronze sculpture by Dolly Perutz (1908-1979) is situated on the roof of The Arsenal, the site of Parks headquarters and former home of the Museum of… Read More

Cactus Couple

Located on the south roof deck of the Parks administrative headquarters in Central Park, this lovely garden sculpture by Thea Tewi (b.1915) was dedicated on January 16,… Read More

Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center

Central Park’s zoo was almost not meant to be.  The park’s designers, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) excluded any zoo… Read More

Charles Stover Bench

The Charles Stover Memorial Bench stands amidst the floral splendor of Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden, at about 80th Street, west of Belvedere Castle. Dedicated… Read More

Christopher Columbus Statue

In 1473, Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) embarked on his first maritime voyage from his home near Genoa, Italy headed for the island of Khios in the Aegean Sea.… Read More

Columbus Circle

Opposite the four corners of rectangular Central Park, four individual plazas and squares mark unique transition points between city and park. The northwest circle,… Read More

Directions to Central Park

Central Park Weather

  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    53°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    65°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    58°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    63°F

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