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Lilac Walk

  • 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/

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning June 27, 2018, Central Park will become entirely car-free. The Central Park transverse roads at 97th, 86th, 79th and 65th Streets will remain open to motor vehicles.

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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