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Hallett Nature Preserve

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

East Side at 60th-62nd Streets

The smallest of Central Park's three woodland landscapes, this hidden four-acre preserve offers views of the Pond, lower Park and a world of wildlife within, traversed via rustic trails. It was closed to the public from 1934 until 2001.

Hans Christian Andersen

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Hans Christian Andersen

East Side at 74th Street

Hans Christian Andersen is among a small handful of Park statues that have been buffed to a shine by young hands. Since 1956, children have climbed all over the bronze portrayal of the beloved storybook author. Now the site of a summer storytelling program, the sculpture shows Andersen reading from The Ugly Duckling.

Harlem Meer

Water Bodies

Harlem Meer

East Side at 106th-110th Streets

Lasker Rink and PoolLocated in the northern-most reach of the Park, Harlem Meer is a glimmering lake surrounded by majestic oak, bald cypress, beech, and ginko trees. Families flock to the Meer for catch-and-release fishing, skating, swimming, or to explore nearby playgrounds. On the northern shore of the Meer stands the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, one of Central Park's visitor centers.

Heckscher Ballfields

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Heckscher Ballfields

Mid-Park at 63rd-65th Streets

On a clear day, sports players fill the six state-of-the-art fields at Heckscher Ballfields. Each season, athletes of all abilities play hundreds of softball games on these trim fields, while spectators and hungry players snack at the nearby Ballfields Cafe.

Heckscher Playground

Playgrounds

Heckscher Playground

Mid-Park at 61st-63rd Streets

Central Park's first and largest playground, Heckscher Playground spans 1.8 acres and is located just steps from 59th Street. Its primary entrance is the central breezeway of the recently restored Heckscher Building, where families can use the restrooms and take a breather.

Hernshead

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Hernshead

West Side at 75th Street

Hernshead is a rocky promontory jutting out into the Lake. It's a popular spot to take in the scenic view of the Ramble across the water, and scout for greenery. Under the shade of the Ladies Pavilion, visitors can see gorgeous plant life on all sides, backed by the Midtown skyline.

Boat Landing Hernshead

Architectural Features

Hernshead Boat Landing

Mid-Park at 73rd Street

Hernshead Boat Landing sits on the western shoreline of the Lake. This boat landing is a faithful recreation of the Park's original rustic and Victorian design and offers visitors views of the Midtown skyline.

Honey Bear

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Honey Bear

East Side at 64th Street

Honey Bear is a charming bronze sculpture caught mid-dance, featuring five tiny frogs at its feet that spray water. Visit Honey Bear and other furry friends at the Central Park Zoo.

Huddlestone Arch

Bridges & Arches

Huddlestone Arch

Mid-Park at 105th Street

Inside the quiet green wilderness of the North Woods is a marvel of engineering: Huddlestone Arch. The stone arch is made entirely of enormous, uncut boulders weighing up to 100 tons.

Indian Hunter

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Indian Hunter

Mid-Park at 66th Street

Indian Hunter, at the southwest end of the Mall, depicts a man with one hand clutching a bow and arrow and the other on his hunting dog. This sculpture was the first in Central Park crafted by an American artist and one of the oldest pieces of outdoor art on display in the Park.

Inscope Arch

Bridges & Arches

Inscope Arch

East Side at 62nd Street

Traveling between the Central Park Zoo and the Pond, you may find yourself passing through Inscope Arch. The grey-and-pink granite arch, built in the Ruskian Gothic style, was constructed in the 1870s to help pedestrians escape traffic.

Iphigenes Walk

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Iphigene's Walk

Mid-Park at 79th Street

Within the heart of the Ramble, Iphigene's Walk is a walkway shaded by trees where visitors can take in views of the woodland's wild beauty. It was named in honor of Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger, a lifelong Central Park advocate and philanthropist who loved this area of the Park.