Waldo Hutchins Bench

Overlooking Conservatory Water, this curved, white granite bench is dramatic in its sheer size.

It is dedicated to Waldo Hutchins, a member of Central Park’s original Board of Commissioners, which oversaw the Park’s design and construction.

Two Latin inscriptions are found on the bench: vivas oportet si vis tibi vivere (One must live for another if he wishes to live for himself); and a small sundial at the back of the bench reads: Ne diruatur fuga temporum (Let it not be destroyed by the passage of time).