Tree Walks

Winter Tree Walk: Great Lawn

This special guided tree walk will allow you to explore Central Park’s iconic Great Lawn, which was once a reservoir that served the City. Discover the history of the area and the flora that surrounds the famous pastoral landscape. This tour will offer you the opportunity to learn the difference between some native and non-native trees, while receiving tips to help identify some of the Park’s common trees using bark, buds, leaf scars, and other characteristics.

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Great Lawn trees in winter


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Where to Meet

Inside the Park at 81st Street and Central Park West.


$15 ($10 members). No groups, please.


A few inclines and some stairs

Length of Tour

60 minutes

Distance of Tour

0.93 miles

Tour Highlights

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Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle

Mid-Park at 79th Street

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill

East Side at 76th-79th Streets

Great Lawn

Great Lawn

Mid-Park at 79th-85th Streets