Its name loosely means “little cottage on the crest of a hill” in Scottish and refers to its location on a large rock outcrop. Covered in vines, Cop Cot offers visitors shade and seclusion in a busy section of the Park, just steps away from the streets of midtown.
Like many of the major rustic structures in the Park, the design of the Cop Cot is based on a structure in this location when the Park was built. After the Central Park Conservancy was formed in 1980, we focused on rebuilding many lost Park rustic structures such as the Cop Cot.
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Things to See and Do
As deep winter sets in across the northern hemisphere, it’s worth recalling the kid version of winter in which the snow-covered landscape looked magical and playful.
Tags: Winter / Nature Lovers
Tags: Park Design / First-Time Visitors
Restoration and Maintenance
Rustic architecture has been an instrumental part of the Park’s design since its creation in 1858, and that tradition continues today through our Conservancy staff.
Tags: Rustic Architecture / History