Park Features

While there are hundreds of different varieties of trees and plantings in Central Park (check out our Tree Guide and Bloom Guide to learn more), it offers much more than just natural beauty. Monuments, memorials, and recreational sites are among the many other features of this world-famous landscape.

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107Th Infantry

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

107th United States Infantry

East Side at 67th Street

The 107th United States Infantry memorializes the soldiers who served and died in World War I. The sculptor was a sergeant with the 107th Infantry and drew on his war-time memory to depict the raw emotions of these soldiers.

110th Street Bridge

Bridges & Arches

110th St. Bridge

West Side at 110th Street

The 110th Street Bridge, made of finely cut gneiss, carries traffic from Central Park West to the West Drive. It was built in the 1890s during the third wave of bridge-building on the Upper West Side of Central Park.

 7Th Regiment Memorial Grove

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

307th Infantry Regiment Memorial Grove

Mid-Park at 70th Street

The 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial Grove, at the northeastern end of the Mall, honors the memory of soldiers who gave their lives in World World I. After the war, young trees were planted in the grove—each representing one of the Regiment's companies.

7Th Regiment Memorial

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

7th Regiment Memorial

West Side at 69th Street

The 7th Regiment Memorial honors the 58 men of New York's 7th Regiment who died in the Civil War. Officers and members of the regiment banded together to pay for the sculpture, crafted by John Quincy Adams Ward. Ward himself unveiled the sculpture during its dedication in 1874.

Spector Playground

Playgrounds

Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground

West Side at 86th Street

Under several soaring oak trees, Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground is one of the largest playgrounds in Central Park. Find it near the West 85th Street entrance. Children ages 2 through 9 can dig through the sand or emerge victoriously atop climbers in this entertaining play space.

Adventure Playground

Playgrounds

Adventure Playground

West Side at 67th Street

Up on a hill at West 67th Street, children are delighted to explore and imagine under the mature trees surrounding Adventure Playground. With its open feel and small play structures, the space is perfect for younger children.

Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen

East Side at 97th Street

Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen is the only statue of an artist in a New York City park. The bronze sculpture is a replica of his 1839 marble self-portrait, currently housed in the Thorvaldsen Museum in his native Copenhagen. Here, he is imagined wearing a workman's robe, holding his tools, and leaning on a replica of his sculpture, Hope.

Alexander Hamilton

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Alexander Hamilton

Mid-Park at 82nd-83rd Streets

Alexander Hamilton immortalizes one of America's Founding Fathers—and one of New York City's most distinguished residents. The statue, carved from solid granite by Carl H. Conrads, was donated to Central Park in 1880 by one of Alexander Hamilton's sons, John C. Hamilton.

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Alexander von Humboldt

West Side at 77th Street

Dedicated in 1869, this bronze bust depicts German scientist, explorer, and naturalist Frederick Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt. German artist Gustaf Blaeser, an acquaintance of Humboldt, used his death mask as a reference to sculpt the bust.

Alice in Wonderland

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Alice in Wonderland

East Side at 75th Street

Alice in Wonderland has been a fixture of Central Park's storybook landscape since 1959. Multiple generations of little ones have climbed upon—and hidden within—this whimsical scene set in bronze, which depicts Alice and her friends at a tea party held by the Mad Hatter.

Ancient Playground

Playgrounds

Ancient Playground

East Side at 85th Street

Just north of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ancient Playground was inspired by the museum's collection of Egyptian Art and features climbing pyramids, an obelisk, and a sundial. Plus, a sandbox, swings, and water features for children of all ages.

Andrew Haswell Green Bench

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Andrew Haswell Green Bench

Mid-Park at 104th Street

The Andrew Haswell Green Bench is a quiet place to admire the surrounding greenery of Fort Fish. The bench was dedicated in 1929 to the “Father of Greater New York,” Andrew Haswell Green, who was pivotal in the creation of Central Park and numerous other New York City cultural institutions.