Iphigene's Walk


 

Commemorating the life and work of a life-long Central Park advocate, preservationist, and philanthropist Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger, this area of the Ramble was one of her favorite areas in the Park.

Sulzberger developed a passion for Central Park during her childhood, when she would take long Sunday walks with her father, Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of the New York Times. She went on to became a staunch advocate for the Park and for the Olmsted and Vaux vision, using her family's influence to condemn any plan that sought to relinquish the Park to commercial interests or deprive the public of its serene natural settings. President of the Central Park Association from 1934 to 1950, she was also named honorary chairwoman of the Conservancy upon its formation in 1980.

In 2004, the Conservancy restored Iphigene's Walk as part of a larger effort to enhance the nearby areas of the Ramble.

Location

Mid-Park at 79th Street.

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