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Robert Burns

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Robert Burns

Mid-Park at 65th Street

The likeness of Robert Burns, national poet of Scotland, is found at the southern end of the Mall known as Literary Walk. He's depicted with a quill pen in one hand and a poem to his true love, Mary Campbell, on a scroll by his feet. Burns is most famous for writing "Auld Lang Syne," “Tam O'Shanter,” and “To a Mouse.”

Romeo and Juliet

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Romeo and Juliet

Mid-Park at 80th Street

The life-size Romeo and Juliet sculpture stands at the entrance of the Delacorte Theater, home to the annual summer productions of Shakespeare in the Park. The two iconic figures from Shakespeare's tragedy are shown here sharing a tender moment in the instant before a kiss.

Rudin Family Playground

Playgrounds

Rudin Family Playground

West Side at 96th Street

Steps from Central Park West is Rudin Family Playground. At its center is a large, wisteria-covered trellis dividing the playground into two areas; caregivers can often be found sitting in its shade. The playground includes swings, a sandbox, water spray, three climbing structures and a place to play board games.

Rumsey Playfield

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Rumsey Playfield

East Side at 71st Street

Just off the edge of the Mall, Rumsey Playfield is a spacious outdoor entertainment venue featuring cultural delights like music, dance, spoken word, and film. It is most synonymous with the Park's famous SummerStage performing arts festival, where world-renowned and emerging artists have performed.

Ruth And Arthur Smadbeck Heckscher East Playground

Playgrounds

Ruth and Arthur Smadbeck-Heckscher East Playground

East Side at 79th Street

Ruth and Arthur Smadbeck-Heckscher East Playground, found just south of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is designed to delight preschoolers. Young visitors can enjoy custom sandboxes and an accessible sand table, a climber, a slide, balancers, and a water spray feature.

Safari Playground

Playgrounds

Safari Playground

West Side at 91st Street

Adventures await at Safari Playground where children can climb over, under, and around sculptures of hippopotamuses in the “river” of the playground floor. Winding their way across a canoe sculpture, water spray feature, and two tree houses, young adventurers take the trip of a lifetime without leaving the City.

Samuel F B Morse

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Samuel F. B. Morse

East Side at 72nd Street & 5th Avenue

Just inside the Inventors' Gate at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue, the Samuel F.B. Morse statue depicts the American inventor and painter on a large marble pedestal. Morse rests one hand on his single-wire telegraph, and the other clasps a strip of Morse code.

Seneca Village

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Seneca Village Site

West Side at 82nd-89th Streets

To a modern-day visitor, the site of Seneca Village resembles much of its surrounding landscape: rolling hills, rock outcrops, and playgrounds. But more than 200 years ago, it was once home to Seneca Village, the largest community of African-American property owners in 19th-century New York City.

Shakespeare Garden

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Shakespeare Garden

West Side at 79th Street

Evocative of the English countryside, Shakespeare Garden honors the great poet and playwright in both name and landscape. Bard fans will recognize flowers from William Shakespeare's works, and several are accompanied by bronze plaques quoting the relevant text.

Sheep Meadow

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Sheep Meadow

Mid-Park at 66th-69th Streets

A designated Quiet Zone, Sheep Meadow is a lush, 15-acre lawn designed for picnics, sunbathing, and simple relaxation with a stunning view of the New York City skyline.

Simon Bolivar

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Simon Bolivar

Mid-Park at 59th Street & 6th Avenue

Simón Bolívar commemorates one of South America's great generals, known as El Liberator, for his successful revolutions against Spanish rule. His leadership and military skill led to independence for six modern-day countries: Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Bolivia, which was named after him.

Sir Walter Scott

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Sir Walter Scott

Mid-Park at 65th Street

Found at the southern end of the Mall, the larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Sir Walter Scott memorializes the one of Scotland's most famous and beloved literary figures. Scott, who is credited with inventing the historical novel, is best known for his romances Ivanhoe and Waverly.