Ladies Pavilion

Located on Hernshead, a peninsula on the western side of the Lake, the ornate blue and gold Ladies Pavilion provides a stunning view over the water against the backdrop of the City skyline.

Architect Jacob Wrey Mould designed the ornate Victorian pavilion in 1871 as a shelter for trolley passengers. It originally stood near the Park's Central Park West and 59th Street entrance, but in 1912 it was relocated to its current home near the site of the former Ladies Pond, a secluded spot where women could skate privately in the Park. While this historic structure once fell into disrepair, it is now meticulously maintained thanks to the Conservancy’s preservation efforts and is the site of many weddings and memorable moments throughout the year.