Bank Rock Bay
The narrow inlet of water at the northern tip of the Lake, Bank Rock Bay is a popular bird-watching area that lies just beyond Oak Bridge. Central Park Conservancy recently restored the site as part of a larger effort to secure the Lake's eroding shoreline. Conservancy staff removed sediment, reconstructed the eroding shoreline, and put in thousands of new plantings. The result is a stabilized water body and a healthy habitat for varied wildlife that calls Central Park home. In 2009, the Conservancy restored the bridge. The complex project involved almost entirely new construction, based on the Calvert Vaux-designed bridge built in the same spot in 1860.