This area was originally envisioned as part of an arboretum that was never built. But it has always been a place of magnificent trees, including some of Central Park’s prized American elms.
The East Meadow is one of the Park’s three major meadows—expansive open spaces that were intended to evoke the countryside and provide a respite from the confined conditions of urban life. In 2010, the Central Park Conservancy restored the meadow and installed three clay-surfaced areas that allow for more active play in concentrated areas.
Things you can do here
Spot numerous species of trees on this beautiful walk up the east side to Conservatory Garden.
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Central Park is home to lawns, benches, and picnic tables across its 843 acres, providing countless great picnic spots.
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Find serenity in the north end of the Park as you pass by wide, bucolic meadows.
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