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Frederick Douglass

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Frederick Douglass

West Side at 110th Street & Central Park West

Frederick Douglass Circle, a memorial plaza at the northwest corner of the Park, features an eight-foot bronze sculpture of Douglass, famed leader in the abolition movement, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, and statesman.

Gapstow Bridge

Bridges & Arches

Gapstow Bridge

East Side at 62nd Street

Elegantly suspended over the neck of the Pond, Gapstow Bridge is one of the first landmarks to discover after entering the southeast corner of the Park. Its robust beauty is rivaled only by its view: a lush foreground set against a dramatic skyline of Central Park South, which includes the Plaza Hotel and other notable skyscrapers.

Giuseppe Mazzini

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Giuseppe Mazzini

West Side at 67th Street

Commissioned by a group of Italian-Americans, this bronze bust honors Giuseppe Mazzini, who shaped the modern state of Italy even during decades of exile. He was a philosopher, activist, and politician who campaigned ceaselessly to unify Italy as a republic of the people.

Glade Arch

Bridges & Arches

Glade Arch

East Side at 77th Street

Glade Arch is one of Central Park's oldest features, and one of the first arches designed by Calvert Vaux. Constructed in 1862, it was originally built wide enough to take horse-drawn carriages to Fifth Avenue. Today it serves as a scenic path for pedestrians just to the east of Cedar Hill.

Glenspan Arch

Bridges & Arches

Glen Span Arch

West Side at 102nd Street

Glen Span Arch is a rustic stone arch forming the southern boundary of the Ravine, the stream valley in the North Woods. The arch carries the West Drive above while a narrow footpath runs under it along the water.

Grand Army Plaza

Entrances

Grand Army Plaza

East Side at 58th-60th Streets & 5th Avenue

Grand Army Plaza, at the Park's southeast entrance, is actually two symmetrical plazas bisected by 59th Street, a design inspired by the Place de la Concorde in Paris. In the southern plaza is the opulent Pulitzer Fountain, and in the north, a dazzling monument to Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.

Great Hill

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Great Hill

West Side at 103rd-107th Streets

The Great Hill is one of the Park's highest points with views north and the Manhattan skyline. The open meadow is perfect for picnics and lawn games, while runners enjoy a quarter-mile soft surface path. Younger visitors can check out the children's glade at the woodland edge.

Great Lawn

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Great Lawn

Mid-Park at 79th-85th Streets

At the precise geographical center of Central Park is one of the most famous lawns in the world: the 55-acre Great Lawn. Visitors can relax, play on the open green fields, or bring a few friends for a game of baseball.

Green Gap Arch

Bridges & Arches

Green Gap Arch

East Side at 63rd Street

Green Gap Arch, made of Alberta sandstone, is one of the few arches closed off to the public. It originally ran over a bridle path that is no longer in use. Today the Green Gap Arch is part of the Central Park Zoo.

Greyshot Arch

Bridges & Arches

Greyshot Arch

West Side at 61st Street

Greyshot Arch, with its delicate carved railings, carries a steady stream of bicyclists, runners, rollerbladers, and carriages over the West Drive. This grey-white bridge, at the southern end of Central Park, is one of the Park's most heavily trafficked arches.

Greywacke Arch

Bridges & Arches

Greywacke Arch

East Side at 81st Street

Greywacke Arch is an ornate arch named for the variety of Hudson Valley sandstone with which it is built. Greywacke Arch carries the East Drive and connects the Great Lawn with the landscape behind The Met. It is notable for its striking “Saracenic” pointed arch, made in the style of Spanish and Middle Eastern architecture.

Group Of Bears

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Group of Bears

East Side at 79th Street

Group of Bears is the latest addition to Central Park's collection of children's statues. Commonly called “Three Bears,” the sculpture features three life-sized bronze bears on a stepped platform.