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Driprock Arch

Bridges & Arches

Driprock Arch

Mid-Park at 63rd Street

Driprock Arch features a red, brick facade, along with Gothic details in sandstone. The pedestrian walk underneath connects Heckscher Playground to Wollman Rink. Originally, the arch traversed a bridle path that was destroyed in the 1930s after the playground expanded.

Duke Ellington

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

​Duke Ellington

East Side at 110th Street & 5th Avenue

Duke Ellington, the larger-than-life bronze sculpture of the jazz legend with his grand piano, stands in Duke Ellington Circle, at the Park's northeast corner. This sculpture, dedicated in 1997, was the first erected in Ellington's honor in the country.

 Eagles And Prey

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Eagles and Prey

Mid-Park at 69th Street

Eagles and Prey is the oldest known sculpture in any New York City park. Located on the western edge of the Mall, the bronze statue is particularly notable for its level of exquisite detail.

Eagles

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Eagles, Group of Eight

East Side at 64th Street

These eight fierce eagles guard the grounds of the Central Park Zoo. Carved by the New York firm Rochette and Parzini, the granite eagles originally perched on the piers of Bay Ridge. When the First Avenue overpass was demolished in 1941, the eagles left the streets of Brooklyn and were installed in this lively animal sanctuary.

East 110St Street Playground

Playgrounds

East 110th Street Playground

East Side at 110th Street

Located on the northern shore of the Harlem Meer, the East 110th Street Playground has swings, a climbing structure, and a dancing water display you can control with the touch of a button. The setting is just right to set young imaginations alight. It is also directly adjacent to the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center.

East 72nd Street Kiosk

Information

East 72nd Street Kiosk

East Side at 72nd Street & 5th Avenue

Everything you need to know about exploring Central Park you can learn beneath the charming gables of the East 72nd Street Kiosk. It's one of three kiosks at Park entrances staffed with knowledgeable volunteers who give visitors directions, maps, and information about Central Park.

East 72Nd Street Playground

Playgrounds

East 72nd Street Playground

East Side at 72nd Street

Adventures await at this play space that includes swings for all ages, a granite-faced climbing pyramid with slides and tunnels, and a water spray feature set in a concrete fortress. This playground is near several lawns for picnicking and the Alice in Wonderland sculpture at Conservatory Water.

East Green

Landscapes & Points of Interest

East Green

East Side at 69th-72nd Streets

Just north of the Dene, the East Green offers a tranquil, grassy area for relaxation. The landscape is a designated Quiet Zone, making it an ideal place for sunbathing, reading, or picnics. In spring, magnolia, crabapple, and cherry trees present spectacular pink and white blossoms.

East Meadow

Landscapes & Points of Interest

East Meadow

East Side at 97th-100th Streets

The East Meadow is a spacious, rolling meadow off Fifth Avenue between 97th and 100th Streets. On pleasant days, Park visitors flock here for picnics, sunbathing, and games. Families also enjoy the nearby East 96th Street Playground and Robert Bendheim Playground.

Fitz Green Halleck

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Fitz-Greene Halleck

Mid-Park at 66th Street

Fitz-Greene Halleck memorializes the 19th-century poet and essayist most known for his satirical and romantic verse. His was the first statue of an American in Central Park.

Fort Clinton

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Fort Clinton

East Side at 107th Street

Fort Clinton stands on a high, rocky overlook with sweeping views of the Harlem Meer and surrounding landscape. New Yorkers built a fort at this strategic spot during the War of 1812, fearing a British attack. The remains of the fortification serve as a scenic outlook with benches and an historic cannon and mortar.

Fort Fish

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Fort Fish

Mid-Park at 106th Street

Today, the site of Fort Fish is a peaceful green field. Hundreds of years ago, it housed the largest and most heavily armed fort built in the area during the War of 1812. Americans feared a British attack and chose this spot for its rocky heights and vantage point over the Harlem Meer.