Great Lawn Tree Walk

Best known as a spot for picnics and people-watching, the Great Lawn is also home to scores of trees.

When Central Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux set out to create a great public space, they wanted to bring nature into the cement City to give New Yorkers a place for reflection, relaxation, and appreciation.

Visitors on the Great Lawn Tree Walk will see many species of trees, each with a unique identity. Signs on tree trunks or nearby on the ground help visitors identify the various trees along the path, giving walkers the opportunity to learn something new while they enjoy a tranquil stroll.

This tour is roughly a mile and should take about 60 minutes to complete.

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Where to Go

Summer Guide trees

Central Park Tree Guide

Want to learn more about the trees along this walk? Check out our Tree Guide for information on your favorite Central Park trees.