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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Columbus Circle Info Kiosk

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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.

East 72nd Street Kiosk

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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.

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.

Merchants Gate Plaza

Entrances

Merchants' Gate Plaza

West Side at 59th Street & Central Park West

Merchants' Gate Plaza is a public plaza at the Park's southwestern gate, its most popular entrance. The Columbus Circle Information Kiosk is located here, easily spotted thanks to its green awnings. Visitors are welcome to grab a seat before heading into the Park.

West 59Th Street Kiosk

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West 59th Street Kiosk

Mid-Park at 59th 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

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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.