Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields

Named after one of Lennon’s favorite songs, “Strawberry Fields Forever,” the memorial is located just across the street from the landmark Dakota apartment building, Lennon’s former home and the site of his tragic death in 1980. Like many an Upper West Sider, Lennon would often take walks in this very landscape.

Strawberry Fields was officially dedicated on October 9, 1985, the 45th anniversary of Lennon’s birth. His widow, Yoko Ono Lennon, worked with landscape architect Bruce Kelly and the Central Park Conservancy to create a memorial that would preserve Lennon’s legacy as a visionary of world peace. The Imagine mosaic, made by Italian craftsmen and gifted by the city of Naples, is a testament to Lennon’s global resonance.

A designated Quiet Zone in the Park, Strawberry Fields has also been endorsed as a Garden of Peace by 121 countries, whose names appear on a bronze plaque on the path leading to the memorial.


West Side at 71st-74th Streets

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