Dene Slope

Unlike the manicured lawns of the nearby landscapes, the Dene Slope runs riot with abundant native grasses and flowers.

The Dene Slope is a vibrant native meadow in the southwest corner of the Dene. Its wild beauty teems with butterflies, bees, and other wildlife.

Stretching from East 66th to 72nd Street, the Dene Slope was previously a weedy, eroded hillside. But in 2017, the Conservancy completed a multi-year effort to establish a wildflower meadow and it has supported a broader diversity of wildlife and offered a peaceful rest stop for visitors ever since.

Views from the Dene Slope feature the stunning pastoral surroundings and Midtown’s skyscrapers, lending tranquility to one of the busiest areas in the Park. The trail is accessible by wheelchair between the western entrance to the Dene Slope (near the East Drive at 66th Street) and the nearby rustic seating.