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Osborne Gates

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Osborn Gates

East Side at 85th Street

The Osborn Gates welcome visitors to Ancient Playground with scampering squirrels, charming foxes, and other animals from Aesop's Fables. One of the most important art pieces in the Park, the gates were created by sculptor Paul Manship, famous for the Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center.

Peter Jay Sharp Childrens Glade

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade

West Side at 103rd-106th Streets

Exploration and imagination thrive at the Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade, an open-area auditorium for storytelling, music, theater, and dance performances. Families enter through rustic pathways to find a series of enchanting lawns studded with stone and tree trunk seating.

Pilgrim Hill

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Pilgrim Hill

East Side at 72nd Street

Pilgrim Hill, just southwest of Conservatory Water, is an idyllic spot for every season. Its slopes are popular for sledding in the winter and picnics in warmer months. Visit in spring to catch the groves of pale flowering Yoshino cherry trees as they burst into bloom.

Pinebank Arch

Bridges & Arches

Pinebank Arch

West Side at 62nd Street

Pinebank Arch is one of the five remaining original cast-iron bridges in Central Park. Visitors can take in the peaceful surroundings from the scenic overpass, which looks down to the bridle path 11 feet below. In the winter, when the trees are bare, look instead for views of the grand Midtown skyline.

Pinetum Playground

Playgrounds

Pinetum Playground

West Side at 85th Street

Pinetum Playground offers visitors clear and lovely views of the surrounding Arthur Ross Pinetum, a small arboretum that features the largest collection of pine trees in Central Park. Built without fences or boundaries, the playground features swings, picnic tables, and open lawns.

Playmates Arch

Bridges & Arches

Playmates Arch

East Side at 65th Street

Playmates Arch, designed by Calvert Vaux in 1863, stands between the Dairy and the Carousel. Its name is a nod to its location in the Children's District, an area of Central Park that includes attractions and facilities designed for the Park's youngest visitors. The brick and stone arch features twin cast-iron railings.

 Pulitzer Fountain

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Pulitzer Fountain

East Side at 59th Street & 5th Avenue

Pulitzer Fountain sits at the center of the southern half of Grand Army Plaza. Above the tiered granite basins is a bronze sculpture representing Pomona, the Roman goddess of abundance, carrying a basket of fruit. With plenty of surrounding seating, the fountain is a popular spot for tourists and New Yorkers alike.

Ramble Stone Arch

Bridges & Arches

Ramble Stone Arch

Mid-Park at 77th Street

In the thick woods of the Ramble, visitors may stumble upon the picturesque Ramble Stone Arch sitting high above the footpath and emerging from stone outcroppings. Made primarily of boulders that originated in Central Park, the arch is only five feet wide.

A view across the reflective surface of the Reservoir

Water Bodies

Reservoir

Mid-Park at 86th-96th Streets

The Reservoir is home to one of Central Park's most iconic running routes. Bill Clinton, Madonna, and Jackie Kennedy Onassis — for whom the Reservoir was named in 1994 — have all jogged the 1.58-mile track. Countless others have opted for a stroll around this vast man-made lake with a historic fountain as its center and a classic backdrop of the Upper West Side skyline.

Richard Morris Hunt

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Richard Morris Hunt

East Side at 70th Street & 5th Avenue

Richard Morris Hunt is a striking, curved monument found at the eastern edge of the Park. At the center stands the bust of Hunt, one of the most prominent American architects of the late 19th century. Two graceful bronze figures at either end are meant as allegories for Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture.

Riftstone Arch 1

Bridges & Arches

Riftstone Arch

West Side at 72nd Street

Riftstone Arch, with its distinctive plantings spilling over the railings, looks as though it grew naturally from its location near the West 72nd Street entrance. The blocks of stone used in the arch are Manhattan schist quarried from the area nearby.

Bendheim Playground

Playgrounds

Robert Bendheim Playground

East Side at 100th Street

North of East Meadow is a place built for all children: Robert Bendheim Playground. Designed to be accessible for children with and without disabilities, the playground features a spiral water spray, sandbox, swings, and more.