Spring officially sneaked into Central Park this week, though you might not know it from the chilly air and snow on the ground. With signs of winter lingering, a few brave flowers pushed through the cold to herald the advent of spring. Here is a selection of some of our favorite late winter and early spring blooms from around the Park, many submitted by Park lovers like you. You can always submit photos from the Park on our Facebook page or on Twitter by tagging @centralparknyc.
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Calvert Vaux created the miniature castle in 1869 as one of its many whimsical structures intended as a lookout to the reservoir to the north (now the Great Lawn) and the Ramble to the south.