A gentle slope overlooking the Lake with views to the Ramble, Cherry Hill offers a contemplative space perfect for picnicking, reading, and sunbathing.
Named for the cherry trees that bloom across its landscape in the spring, Cherry Hill was originally intended as a scenic turnaround featuring a decorative watering trough for horse-drawn carriages. Its central ornamental displays a decorative finial and frosted glass lighting globes. It was designed by architect Jacob Wrey Mould, the same designer of the carvings and Minton tile ceiling at Bethesda Terrace.
Visitors flock here in the spring to take in the beauty of the blooming forsythia and azaleas. A short walk west leads to Wagner Cove, on of Central Park's hidden oases of calm. Tucked into a shady corner of the Lake, the Cove features a small rustic boat landing.
Mid-Park at 72nd Street west of Bethesda Terrace