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.

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Bow Bridge Boat Landing

Architectural Features

Bow Bridge Boat Landing

Mid-Park at 73rd Street

Bow Bridge Boat Landing is one of five small, intricately beautiful structures sitting at the very shoreline of the Lake. Nestled within the Ramble, it offers a spectacular view of Bow Bridge.

Chambers Boat Landing

Architectural Features

Chambers Boat Landing

Mid-Park at 76th Street

Chambers Boat Landing sits at the northern shoreline of the Lake. Although it was part of the Park's original design, the boat landing was removed in the 1950s, then rebuilt in 2016.

Cherry Hill

Landscapes & Points of Interest

Cherry Hill

Mid-Park at 72nd Street

Named for the cherry trees that bloom across the landscape each spring, Cherry Hill is a quiet, gentle slope overlooking the Lake. Offering plenty of benches and shade, it is a popular spot to picnic, relax, and take in the views of rowboats and nearby Bow Bridge.

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.

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.

Loeb Boathouse

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Loeb Boathouse

East Side at 74th Street

Loeb Boathouse is best known as the launch point for the rowboats dotting the Lake, but visitors can also ride an authentic Venetian gondola, or enjoy a meal with a view at the Lakeside Restaurant. More casual fare can be found at the cafeteria-style Boathouse Express Café.

 The Pilgrim

Statues, Monuments & Ornamental Features

The Pilgrim

East Side at 72nd Street

The Pilgrim watches over the bustle of Pilgrim Hill, including winter sled races and springtime picnics beneath the Yoshino cherry trees. It depicts one of the early American settlers standing confidently with one hand leaning on the muzzle of a flintlock musket.

Boat Landing Wagner Cove

Architectural Features

Wagner Cove Boat Landing

Mid-Park at 71st Street

In a quiet nook at the southern end of the Lake, visitors can stumble upon Wagner Cove Boat Landing—one of five small, intricately beautiful structures sitting along the shoreline.

Western Short Boat Landing

Architectural Features

Western Shore Boat Landing

Mid-Park at 72nd Street

Nestled among a magnificent stand of trees, Western Shore Boat Landing is one of the structures sitting on the shoreline of the Lake. It stands right off of the Park's busy West Drive, offering visitors a moment of solace and beautiful views of Bow Bridge.