Central Park Attractions Map
Central Park is located north of 59th Street, south of 110th Street,
east of 5th Avenue and west of 8th Avenue. Here are a few of the Park Attractions and landmarks Listed from North to South.
Central Park is one of the major attractions of New York City, comprised of 850 acres with 36 bridges. The southern end of the park holds the majority of the attractions. The Map below is shown in 3 sections for easy navigation.
A North Central Park - above 97th St.
Harlem Meer - 11 Acre Lake Area featuring 2 Playgrounds
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center -
Visitor center featuring environmental exhibits and programs. North side of the Meer.
Lasker Rink and Pool - public swimming pool . In its ice skating mode (Thanksgiving - March), Lasker has two oval rinks: one for high school hockey teams and one for all ages. Less used than Woolman Rink.
Conservatory Garden - The six-acre Conservatory Garden is Central Park's only formal garden is a colorful and quite retreat from the surrounding city. The Italian garden is the site of many wedding photography sessions. Enter through the Vanderbuilt gate on 5th Ave at 102nd. Admission is free. (8AM - Dusk)
North Meadow and Recreation Center
Indoor and outdoor recreational facility indoor climbing wall 12 fields for baseball, softball, and soccer.
Mid Central Park - below 97th St. above 79th St.
Central Park Tennis Center
- 26 clay and four asphalt courts
Reservoir a 106-acre water feature with a 1.5 mile running track surrounding it. 3 pedestrian cast-iron bridges crossing a Bridle Path.
Great Lawn Park 8 softball fields, soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
- World-famous masterpieces.
Delacorte Theater open-air theater is the summer home of the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Belvedere Castle designed by Frederick Law Olmsted a miniature Gothic castle - that offers an elaborate scenic overlook. The Castle is home to the
Henry Luce Nature Observatory.
South Central Park - below 79th St.
The Ramble - 37 acre wooded area - Great Location for Birdwatching.
- Model Boat racing on Saturdays -Near by West is a Statue of Hans Christian Anderson, to the North a bronze grouping of Characters from
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Loeb Boathouse - Boat rides - Venetian gondolas and bike rentals
Bow Bridge cast iron bridges spans sixty feet across the Lake, linking
Cherry Hill with the Ramble - choice of many photographers
Bethesda Fountain and Terrace -
Considered to be the Heart of Central Park. It is located between the Lake and the
Mall. The Spanish style terrace is a great place to relax.
"Strawberry Fields", the memorial to late Beatle, John Lennon. Located on the south side of the park this 2.5-acre tear-drop-shaped landscape features a reproduction of a mosaic from Pompeii - a gift from Naples, Italy with a single word IMAGINE.
Tavern on the Green Landmark Restaurant
The Dairy Victorian Gothic Building which is the home of the visitors center. It is a good place to get the latest info on current park events. Nearby to the west is the
Carousel featuring 58 hand carved hourses. To the east visit the popular "Balto" Statue (Heroic Dog).
Central Park Zoo - Oasis of wildlife
Wollman Skating Rink is located between the Dairy to the north and the Pond. October to April Skating. Skate Rentals Available.
For information on hours and admission fees call 212-439-6900
Carriage Rides find them at Central Park South (59th Street) between Fifth and Sixth Avenues at a cost
generally of $50 for the first 20 minutes, and
a charge for each additional 10
minutes. (Find more things for couples in NYC)