Park Features

While there are hundreds of different varieties of trees and plantings in Central Park (check out our Tree Guide and Bloom Guide to learn more), it offers much more than just natural beauty. Monuments, memorials, and recreational sites are among the many other features of this world-famous landscape.

Filter

Park Feature Categories

Choose

Locations Categories

Choose

Belvedere Castle

Information

Belvedere Castle

Mid-Park at 79th Street

Envisioned by Central Park co-designer Calvert Vaux in 1869, this miniature castle sits atop Vista Rock and looks out over the Great Lawn to the north, and the Ramble to the south. Visitors take in sweeping views of the Park and its surrounding cityscape. Belvedere also houses one of the Park's visitor centers and gift shop.

Dana Discovery Center

Information

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

East Side at 110th Street

Nestled off the north shore of the Harlem Meer is the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, a visitor center with a host of free educational and community programs, exhibits, tours, and holiday celebrations.

Chess and Checkers House

Information

Chess & Checkers House

Mid-Park at 64th Street

Surrounding the octagonal Chess & Checkers House visitor center are 24 permanent tables with inlaid chess boards, attracting master players and newcomers alike. Game pieces are available inside, along with dominoes, backgammon, and other board games.

Columbus Circle Info Kiosk

Information

Columbus Circle Information Kiosk

West Side at 59th Street & Central Park West

Visit the Columbus Circle Information Kiosk for souvenirs, tour information, directions, kid-friendly Discovery Journals, and more. Thousands of locals and tourists pass through the area each day, as this is the Park's most popular entrance.

Dairy Visitor Center

Information

Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Mid-Park at 65th Street

One of Central Park's five visitor centers, the Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop is a charming cottage near the Pond where wanderers can find their way. Maps, guides, and gifts are all on offer here.

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.

West 59Th Street Kiosk

Information

West 59th Street Kiosk

Mid-Park at 60th Street & 6th Avenue

Everything you need to know about exploring Central Park you can learn beneath the charming gables of the West 59th 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.

West 72 Street Kiosk

Information

West 72nd Street Kiosk

West Side at 72nd Street

Everything you need to know about exploring Central Park you can learn beneath the charming gables of the West 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.