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Arsenal

Architectural Features

Arsenal

East Side at 64th Street

The Arsenal is one of two buildings within Central Park's footprint that predate the Park itself. Today, it is home to the headquarters of NYC Parks and the Central Park Zoo, as well as the Arsenal Gallery, where several fine art and photography exhibitions are mounted annually.

Arthur Brisbane Memorial

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Arthur Brisbane

East Side at 101st Street & 5th Avenue

Along the Fifth Avenue perimeter wall at 101st Street stands this pink granite memorial to Arthur Brisbane. A bench juts out below a sunken bas-relief portrait of the legendary American newspaper editor and executive.

Arthur Ross Pinetum

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Arthur Ross Pinetum

Mid-Park at 84th-86th Streets

The Arthur Ross Pinetum is a four-acre arboretum north of the Great Lawn, featuring a collection of 17 species of pine trees. A walk through this hushed landscape is like stepping into the center of an evergreen forest. Visitors will also find several picnic tables and the all-ages Pinetum Playground.

Azalea Walk

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Azalea Walk

West Side at 76th Street

Just south under Eaglevale Arch, Azalea Walk blooms in the springtime with a colorful variety of azaleas and rhododendrons.

Balcony Bridge

Bridges & Arches

Balcony Bridge

West Side at 77th Street

Balcony Bridge supports the West Drive across an inlet connecting the Lake with Naturalists' Walk. On the east side of the bridge, benches sit inside balconies offering a gorgeous view over the Lake to the City skyline beyond.

Ballfields Cafe

Dining

Ballfields Cafe

Mid-Park at 65th Street

Ballfields Cafe offers scrumptious salads, sandwiches, burgers, and ballpark snacks on the northern edge of Heckscher Ballfields.

Balto

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Balto

East Side at 67th Street

A heroic sled dog immortalized in bronze, Balto is a beloved fixture in the Park. Sculpted by Frederick G. R. Roth, Balto is a popular climbing statue among Central Park's youngest visitors—a fitting feature, given his backstory.

Belvedere Castle

Information

Belvedere Castle

Mid-Park at 79th Street

Envisioned by Central Park co-designer Calvert Vaux in 1869, this miniature castle sits atop Vista Rock and looks out over the Great Lawn to the north, and the Ramble to the south. Visitors take in sweeping views of the Park and its surrounding cityscape. Belvedere also houses one of the Park's visitor centers and gift shop.

Bernard Family Playground

Playgrounds

Bernard Family Playground

East Side at 108th Street

Set off the eastern edge of the Harlem Meer and surrounded by greenery, Bernard Family Playground is the smallest of the Park's playgrounds, making it the perfect size for the youngest visitors who can explore three play areas: one with a sandbox and play structure, one with a water spray, and one with bucket swings.

Bethesda Fountain

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Bethesda Fountain

Mid-Park at 72nd Street

Rising from Bethesda Terrace is Bethesda Fountain, with the famous Angel of the Waters statue atop—a biblical reference to the angel who blessed the Pool of Bethesda and gave it healing powers. It's the only statue commissioned for the Park, and the first public art commission by a woman in the City (Emma Stebbins).

Bethesda Terrace

Architectural Features

Bethesda Terrace

Mid-Park at 72nd Street

Bethesda Terrace is considered the heart of the Park and is, by design, its singular formal feature. Overlooking the Lake, it stands at the north end of the Park's long, tree-lined promenade, the Mall. A grand staircase descends into the subterranean Arcade, offering respite from rain and heat.

Billy Johnson Playground

Playgrounds

Billy Johnson Playground

East Side at 67th Street

Billy Johnson Playground, near the East 67th street entrance and just north of the Tisch Children's Zoo, features swings, sprinklers, and play structures reminiscent of Central Park's landscape.