In autumn, Conservancy staff bring fallen leaves here to be turned into nutrient-rich compost, which they use year-round in plantings and horticultural projects throughout the Park.
In 1848, the Sisters of Charity of Mount St. Vincent ran a convent and school on this spot. When the property was acquired in 1858 to build Central Park, the Sisters moved to the Bronx, where the college still thrives today.
Things you can do here
Find serenity in the north end of the Park as you pass by wide, bucolic meadows.
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