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Dalehead Arch

Bridges & Arches

Dalehead Arch

West Side at 64th Street

Dalehead Arch carries the West Drive over the bridle path that takes pedestrians to the Heckscher Ballfields. Made of sandstone and red brick, the arch was originally constructed between 1860 and 1862.

Dancing Crane Cafe

Dining

Dancing Crane Cafe at the Zoo

East Side at 64th Street

Located near the Central Park Zoo, the Dancing Crane Cafe serves hot and cold meals, snacks, and beverages with both indoor and outdoor seating. Zoo-goers and Park visitors alike are welcome to enjoy a meal here.

Dancing Goat

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Dancing Goat

East Side at 64th Street

Dancing Goat is caught mid-frolic, prancing joyfully on two hind legs. Water sprays from five tiny ducks found at the goat's dancing feet, located in the Central Park Zoo.

Daniel Webster

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Daniel Webster

Mid-Park at 72nd Street

This larger-than life bronze figure of Daniel Webster was commissioned for Central Park in the 1870s. It honors the 19th-century statesman, famed for his eloquence and fine oratory, who served as a representative, senator, and three-time Secretary of State.

Delacorte Clock

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Delacorte Clock

East Side at 64th Street

On a brick archway between the Central Park Zoo and Tisch Children's Zoo stands the whimsical George Delacorte Musical Clock. Between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, on the hour and half-hour, this band of animals comes to life to play a repertoire of children's songs and seasonal tunes.

Delacorte Theater

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Delacorte Theater

Mid-Park at 80th Street

The Delacorte Theater is an open-air venue off the shores of Turtle Pond. While closed in the winter, it serves as the summer home to the Public Theater's free annual productions of Shakespeare in the Park.

Dene

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Dene

East Side at 66th-69th Streets

The Dene is noted for its rolling hills and magnificent rocks. Head to the southeastern end to spot the rustic summerhouse at the very top of a massive rock outcrop. At the southwestern corner visitors can find the Dene Slope, a 1.25-acre native meadow with seating and a trail through colorful wildflowers.

Dene Slope

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Dene Slope

East Side at 65th-67th Streets

The Dene Slope is a vibrant native meadow in the southwest corner of the Dene. Unlike the manicured lawns of the nearby landscapes, the Dene Slope runs riot with abundant native grasses and flowers. Its wild beauty teems with butterflies, bees, and other wildlife.

Denesmouth Arch

Bridges & Arches

Denesmouth Arch

East Side at 65th Street

Denesmouth Arch, with its pale sandstone blocks, was one of Calvert Vaux's earliest arches. It supports the 65th Street Transverse Road above, and below connects the landscape of the Dene with the Central Park Zoo. The four elegant posts of Denesmouth Arch were originally topped with four ornate bronze lampposts.

Diana Ross Playground

Playgrounds

Diana Ross Playground

West Side at 81st Street

Nestled at the base of Summit Rock — the Park's highest natural elevation — Diana Ross Playground pairs ample shade and open space with a large play structure at its center, setting the stage for young imaginations at play.

 Dipway Arch

Bridges & Arches

Dipway Arch

Mid-Park at 60th Street

Dipway Arch carries Center Drive above. The arch's most obvious distinguishing feature is the granite curves along the abutments. More subtly, features are hidden inside: benches built along the walls underneath the arch and an elaborate brick-and-granite design appearing in the arch's ceiling.

Doris Freedman Plaza

Entrances

Doris C. Freedman Plaza

East Side at 60th Street & 5th Avenue

Located at the southeast entrance to the Park, Doris C. Freedman Plaza is named for Doris C. Freedman, who founded the Public Art Fund and served as New York City's first director of cultural affairs. Since 1977, it has hosted more than 60 sculptural art installations.