Levy Gate

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The bronze Levy Gate is decorated with monkeys and owls and topped with an animal well-known in the Park: a squirrel with a bushy tail.

The Levy Gate stands outside Ruth and Arthur Smadbeck-Heckscher East Playground.

It was designed by A. Walter Beretta, who served as the monuments artisan at NYC Parks from 1934 until 1966. It was dedicated in 1958, in honor of philanthropists Irving and Estelle Levy.