Things to See and Do


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  • 107th Infantry107th 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 Street Bridge110th 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 in Central Park7th 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 in Central ParkAbraham 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 in Central ParkAdventure 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 Statue in Central ParkAlbert 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 Statue in Central ParkAlexander 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 HumboldtAlexander 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 Sculpture in Central ParkAlice 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 in Central ParkAncient 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 benchAndrew 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 in Central ParkArsenal

    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 Sculpture in Central ParkArthur 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.

  • The Pinetum Playground in Central ParkArthur 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 in Central ParkAzalea 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 WalkAzalea Walk

    Just south under Eaglevale Arch, Azalea Walk blooms in the springtime with a colorful variety of azaleas and rhododendrons.

  • Balcony Bridge in Central ParkBalcony 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.

  • Ballplayer's House in Central ParkBallplayers' House Refreshments

    Enjoy salads, sandwiches, burgers and other ballpark snacks at this eatery on the northern edge of the Heckscher Ballfields.

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