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Tarr Coyne Wild West Playground

Playgrounds

Tarr-Coyne Wild West Playground

West Side at 93rd Street

Frontier living is a little closer to home in Tarr-Coyne Wild West Playground. With wooden play structures evoking a settler town, kids can climb and play right in the rough-and-tumble world of the Old West. Water flows down the center, ending in a spray feature on both ends for cooling down in summer.

Tavern On The Green

Dining

Tavern on the Green

West Side at 66th Street

Serving hearty, rustic fare, Tavern on the Green is a landmark restaurant just off the western edge of Sheep Meadow. Enjoy upscale dining in the courtyard or garden.

Tennis Courts

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Tennis Courts

West Side at 94th-96th Streets

The Central Park Tennis Center is the City's largest set of public courts with 26 clay and four hard playing surfaces. Lessons are available for all ages at this landmark location, where stars like Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg, and John McEnroe have played.

The Falconer

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

The Falconer

Mid-Park at 72nd Street

The Falconer depicts a man in Elizabethan garb holding out his arm with a trained falcon poised for take-off. It was designed by British sculptor George Blackall Simonds, himself a keen falconer, and dedicated in 1875.

Gill

Water Bodies

The Gill

Mid-Park at 76th Street

The Gill is a man-made stream that winds its way through the woodlands of the Ramble, flowing into Azalea Pond and finally feeding into the Lake. Stop at one of the Gill's rustic bridges or overlooks to marvel at the massive outcrops, quiet wilderness, and abundant birdlife within the Ramble's borders.

Lake

Water Bodies

The Lake

Mid-Park at 71st-78th Streets

Spanning 20 acres, the Lake is Central Park's second-largest body of water and the site of one of its most enduring traditions. From April through November, visitors can rent rowboats or hire a Venetian gondola at the Loeb Boathouse to explore the idyllic landscape.

Loch

Water Bodies

The Loch

Mid-Park at 102nd Street

Bearing the Scottish name for “Lake,” the Loch is a flowing stream with three magnificent cascades created by dams. It winds through the Ravine and under Glen Span and Huddlestone arches before connecting to the Harlem Meer.

A view of the tree-lined Mall

Landscapes & Points of Interest

The Mall (Literary Walk)

Mid-Park at 66th-72nd Streets

The Mall is the only deliberate straight line in Central Park's design, and among its most photographed spots. This quarter-mile promenade is flanked by towering American Elm trees and opens onto Bethesda Terrace at its north end, overlooking the Lake. The southern end features statues of famous writers, hence its nickname "Literary Walk."

The Mount

The Mount

East Side at 104th Street

Once the site of a convent and school, the Mount has been transformed into the modern-day center of Central Park's composting operation. In autumn, fallen leaves are brought here and turned into nutrient-rich compost, which is used year-round in plantings and horticultural projects throughout the Park.

 The Pilgrim

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

The Pilgrim

East Side at 72nd Street

The Pilgrim watches over the bustle of Pilgrim Hill, including winter sled races and springtime picnics beneath the Yoshino cherry trees. It depicts one of the early American settlers standing confidently with one hand leaning on the muzzle of a flintlock musket.

The Point

Landscapes & Points of Interest

The Point

Mid-Park at 73rd Street

A narrow peninsula stretching into the Lake, the Point offers beautiful views of Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. The pathways leading up to the Point feature rustic seating, bridges and viewing platforms.

The Pond

Water Bodies

The Pond

East Side at 59th-63rd Streets

At the southeastern end of the Park lies the Pond, a serene body of water home to birds, turtles, and other wildlife. Just feet away from bustling Fifth Avenue, the Pond provides visitors with a quiet escape in the middle of Midtown.