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Shakespeare Garden

Things to See and Do

Where to Find Spring Blooms in Central Park

Looking for some of this season’s most photogenic landscapes? Here are your must-see destinations for beautiful spring blooms in the Park.

Shakespeare Garden Plaque

Things to See and Do

Secrets of Shakespeare Garden

Named for poet and playwright William Shakespeare, this Garden is designed to evoke the Bard’s native English countryside.

Volunteer

Things to See and Do

Tips from Central Park's Volunteers

With so much time spent in New York City’s backyard, volunteers quickly discover helpful tips and special spots. They’re sharing some of their favorite recommendations.

Bethesda Arcade

Things to See and Do

From the Mailbag: Solitude, Sports, and Skyline Views

We received curious inquiries on everything from the best places to take skyline photos to the history of the Minton tile ceiling in the Bethesda Terrace Arcade. Read our responses.

Dating Ideas

Things to See and Do

10 Date Ideas in Central Park

Whether you're visiting for a first date or a longtime anniversary, here are 10 ideas for a fun getaway in the Park.

The Obelisk

Park History

How the Obelisk Made Its Home in Central Park

Standing between the Great Lawn and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Obelisk is the oldest outdoor monument in New York City and the oldest man-made object in Central Park.

Seneca Village Site

Park History

The Story of Seneca Village

Discover how Seneca Village, the largest community of free African-American property owners in pre-Civil War New York, began and what we know about its residents.

Park History

The Past, Present, and Future of Balto

Discover the captivating past, present, and future of Balto, from its dedication (did you know Balto himself was present?) to our work to preserve the statue for the future.

Wagner Cover in Winter

Things to See and Do

20 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Central Park

Stumped about how to spend a winter day in the Park? We’ve got you covered.

Hallett

Restoration and Maintenance

A Look Back: Improving Central Park in 2017

From renovating your favorite landscapes to reconstructing historic elements you may have never seen before, we continue to enhance the Park for today’s (and tomorrow’s) visitors.