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James Michael Levin Playground

Playgrounds

James Michael Levin Playground

East Side at 76th Street

The spacious James Michael Levin Playground gives playtime a secluded, whimsical feel. The central water spray fountain features charmingly carved characters from Alice in Wonderland. Children also enjoy climbing across the colorful pipe frame equipment and flying through the air in bucket swings.

Johann C F Von Schiller

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Johann C.F. von Schiller

Mid-Park at 72nd Street

The German-American community donated this pensive bust of Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller, the first of Central Park's permanent monuments. Schiller was a German dramatist, historian, poet, and philosopher.

James Purroy Mitchel

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

John Purroy Mitchel

East Side at 90th Street & 5th Avenue

Visitors who enter at Fifth Avenue and 90th Street will spot a striking memorial to John Purroy Mitchel. Mitchel was a reformer and politician who fought corruption as mayor of New York City from 1914-1917. He presided over the opening of the first water tunnel in 1917, which is why his memorial is by the Reservoir.

Jose De San Martin

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Jose de San Martin

Mid-Park at 59th Street & 6th Avenue

José de San Martín commemorates the Argentine general whose military prowess is credited with helping Argentina, Chile, and Peru gain independence from Spanish rule. José de San Martín is shown here in a heroic mid-battle stance with his war horse rearing beneath him.

 Jose Julian Marti

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

Jose Julian Marti

Mid-Park at 59th Street & 6th Avenue

José Julián Martí, a Cuban patriot, journalist, and poet, fought for the liberation of Cuba from Spanish rule. This larger-than-life statue shows the moment when a resolute Martí was mortally wounded in the 1895 battle at Dos Rios.

Kerbs Boathouse

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Kerbs Boathouse

East Side at 74th Street

An aged green copper roof distinguishes Kerbs Boathouse, just east of Conservatory Water. In addition to model boat rentals for the ornamental pond, the building features a café offering refreshments, an outdoor patio, and a display with several model yachts.

King Jagiello

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

King Jagiello

East Side at 79th Street

This imposing statue portrays King Jagiello, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, who united Lithuania and Poland and became king after marrying the Queen of Poland in 1386. The monument depicts a victorious moment at the Battle of Grunwald of 1410.

Ladies Pavilion

Architectural Features

Ladies Pavilion

West Side at 75th Street

Located on Hernshead, a peninsula on the western side of the Lake, the ornate blue and gold Ladies Pavilion provides a stunning view over the water against the backdrop of the City skyline.

Skating on the Lasker Rink

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Lasker Rink and Pool

Mid-Park at 106th-108th Streets

Located in the north end of Central Park adjacent to the Harlem Meer, Lasker Rink and Pool offers free public swimming in summer, and ice-skating and hocking in winter.

Lawn Bowling

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Lawn Bowling and Croquet Greens

Mid-Park at 69th Street

The Bowling and Croquet Greens are two fenced-in fields built specifically for two perfect summer games: lawn bowling and croquet. North of Sheep Meadow, each 15,000-square-foot green provides ample space for players.

Le Pain Quotidien Kerbs Boathouse

Dining

Le Pain Quotidien at Kerbs Boathouse

East Side at 74th Street

Located in the copper-roofed Kerbs Boathouse at Conservatory Water, Le Pain Quotidien offers meals, afternoon snacks, and a selection of wine and beer. Shaded tables nearby offer diners space to enjoy the picturesque scenery alongside their meals.

Le Pain Quotidien Mineral Springs

Dining

Le Pain Quotidien at Mineral Springs

Mid-Park at 69th Street

Hungry park-goers can head north of Sheep Meadow to find savory fare at Le Pain Quotidien, a popular European cafe chain. You'll find baked goods, salads, breads, and organic drinks either with table service in the dining room or on the terrace, and to-go from the take-out window.