Cop Cot

Cop Cot is a small wooden shelter built in 1984—one of several Central Park rustic structures created with rough-hewn logs in intricate designs.

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.

Then & Now: Cop Cot

In a city filled with concrete, glass, and steel, it’s a welcome surprise to discover handcrafted rustic benches, bridges, and pergolas in Central Park. Rustic architecture has been an instrumental part of the Park’s design since its creation in 1858, and that tradition continues today. View accessible version

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