Things to See and Do
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- 107th United States Infantry
One of the several war memorials in Central Park, this monument is dedicated to those soldiers who served and died in World War I.
- 110th St. Bridge
Carrying traffic from Central Park West to the West Drive, the stone structure was one of a third wave of bridges that came to the Upper West Side of the Park in the 1890s.
- 7th Regiment Memorial
This statue honors the 58 men of the 7th Regiment who died defending the Union during the Civil War.
- Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground
Spector Playground is one of the largest playgrounds in the Park. It features an expansive sand area and open space for running and playing.
- Adventure Playground
Short concrete walls enclose the play area of this playground, linking play equipment while also functioning as a maze and seating area.
- Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen
This bronze sculpture is a posthumous replica of a marble self-portrait carved by the famed Danish sculptor. It is the only statue of an artist displayed in a New York City park.
- Alexander Hamilton
Carved entirely of granite, this larger-than-life-size statue was donated to Central Park in 1880 by the eminent statesman’s son, John C. Hamilton.
- Alexander von Humboldt
This bronze bust depicts German scientist and naturalist Frederick Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt. It was dedicated in Central Park in 1869.
- Alice in Wonderland
The Alice in Wonderland sculpture is a favorite among children, who love to climb atop it and explore its varied textures and hiding spaces.
- Ancient Playground
Just north of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this playground and its climbing pyramids, obelisk, and sundial were inspired by the museum's collection of Egyptian Art.
- Andrew Haswell Green bench
Dedicated to the "Father of New York City," this stone bench offers a tranquil spot for reflection in the open greenery of Fort Fish. While perhaps an unfamiliar name to many, Green played a pivotal role in the creation of Central Park.
The Arsenal was built between 1847 and 1851 as a munitions supply depot for New York State’s National Guard. That original military use would be short-lived, as it soon became part of Central Park.
- Arthur Brisbane
This stone memorial at the Park's perimeter wall features an engraved profile of the renowned American newspaper editor and an adjacent curved granite bench.
- Arthur Ross Pinetum
The Arthur Ross Pinetum is a four-acre landscape that features 17 different species of pine trees.
- Arthur Ross Pinetum Playground
This playground is located within the Arthur Ross Pinetum, a small arboretum that is home to the largest collection of pine trees in the Park.
- Azalea Pond
Azalea Pond gets its name from the century-old azalea plants that crown its southern edge. Restored by the Conservancy in 2004, it is one of the most active bird-watching spots in the Park.
- Azalea Pond Rustic Bridge
This rustic bridge, created by Conservancy craftsmen, spans Azalea Pond and the Gill that flows down to the Lake.
- Azalea Walk
Just south under Eaglevale Arch, Azalea Walk blooms in the springtime with a colorful variety of azaleas and rhododendrons.
- Balcony Bridge
Supporting the West Drive, this stately stone structure spans a small inlet connecting the Lake and what was originally the Ladies Pond, now Naturalists' Walk. It is named for the two bench-lined balconies on its east side.
- Ballplayers' House Refreshments
Enjoy salads, sandwiches, burgers and other ballpark snacks at this eatery on the northern edge of the Heckscher Ballfields.