East Meadow

The East Meadow is a spacious, rolling meadow off Fifth Avenue. On pleasant days, Park visitors flock here for picnics, sunbathing, and games.

Families enjoy the East Meadow’s closeness to the Margaret L. Kempner Playground and Robert Bendheim Playground.

The East Meadow was originally intended to be an arboretum and still boasts some of the finest trees in Central Park. One magnificent American elm, designated an official “Great Tree of New York,” is believed to date back to the 1800s.