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Dancing Goat

This fanciful bronze sculpture is part of a pair of niche sculptures, the other is Dancing Bear to the north, created by Frederick George Richard Roth (1872–1944)… Read More

Daniel Webster

Sculptor Thomas Ball (1819–1911) created this larger-than-life bronze piece depicting Daniel Webster (1782–1852), the 19th century statesman known for his… Read More

Delacorte Clock

One of the most beloved monuments in the parks of New York City, this musical clock hovers above the arcade between the Wildlife Center and the Children's Zoo. A gift… Read More

Delacorte Clock Song List

Every day, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., these songs can be heard on the hour and half hour. December 1- December 25     Winter Wonderland… Read More

Dr. James Marion Sims Sculpture

This bronze sculpture depicts Dr. James Marion Sims (1813–1883), who has been referred to as the “father of modern gynecology”. Sims has been the… Read More

Duke Ellington Statue

This monumental sculpture by Robert Graham (1938-2008) was dedicated on July 1, 1997 at the circle defining the northeast corner of Central Park at 110th Street and… Read More

Eagles and Prey Statue

Eagles and Prey , by Christophe Fratin (1800-1864), is the oldest known sculpture in any New York City park. Cast in Paris in 1850, the statue was a gift given to the… Read More

Edith Deacon Martin Birdbath

This decorative marble birdbath was donated by the family of Edith Deacon Martin (1898–1941). Italian-born sculptor Oronzio Maldarelli (1892–1963) created the… Read More

First Traffic Accident Memorial

Here at West 74th Street and Central Park West, Henry H. Bliss dismounted from a streetcar and was struck and knocked unconscious by an automobile on the evening of… Read More

Fitz-Greene Halleck Statue

This bronze portrait sculpture depicts poet and essayist Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867). Sculpted by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald (1824–1908), the statue… Read More

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Nature CentersBelvedere Castle Visitor Center

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The castle will reopen to the public in 2019. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Central Park, please call (212) 360-1444.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The surrounding plaza and terrace remain open, but will also close in the coming weeks. The Belvedere will reopen to the public in 2019. For more information on the restoration of Belvedere Castle, please visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

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