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Hallett Nature Sanctuary is a four-acre nature preserve that is located just northwest of the Pond at 5th Avenue and Central Park South. more

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The Chess & Checkers House is an ideal location to play in Central Park, and offers players the option to borrow chess and checkers pieces, as well as dominoes and backgammon. more

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The Columbus Circle Information Kiosk is located at the southwest end of Central Park and offers information and unique souvenirs. more

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The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center was opened in 1993 as one of the park's main visitor centers. It holds a multitude of educational workshops throughout the year and a Catch & Release fishing program for youths. more

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Named for the Italian meaning "beautiful view," Belvedere Castle offers park goers panoramic views that include some of Central Park's most beautiful landmarks. more

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The Spring Dairy

"The Spring Dairy" by sooner

The Central Park Dairy, which now serves as an information center and gift shop inside the park, was originally intended as a source of fresh milk for children in the late 19th century. more

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Wollman Rink is open daily from late October through early April (weather permitting). Ice skating at the rink is one of the most popular things to do amongst New Yorkers and tourists alike. You can glide across the ice under a star-covered sky... more

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Rumsey Playfield is home to many types of music, dance and performance arts, as well as the annual SummerStage performance series. more

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Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon. more

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Central Park is a great place to explore on a bicycle, offering breathtaking views from flat, hilly and scenic terrain. Bike rentals start at $15 and include a helmet, basket, lock and map. more

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Balto Statue

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Balto the sled dog has nobly stood on a rock outcropping in Central Park since 1925. His statue, a big favorite in the Park, is located west of East Drive and 67th Street and north of the Zoo. more

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Conservatory Water

"Boats on the Water" by CJay

Inspired by the model boat ponds of late 19th century Paris, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created a place where children and adults alike could experience the pleasure of boating. more

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Swedish Cottage

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The Swedish Cottage was placed in Central Park in 1877 at the suggestion of Frederick Law Olmsted and served a variety of purposes, perhaps most importantly being used as the headquarters for the Civil Defense during World War II. more

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When Central Park was opened in the 1860's, there were 6 boat landings built around the area known as the Lake. more

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The Lasker Rink hosts ice skating, adult and youth hockey, lessons for all ages and abilities, skate rentals, and lockers. Find information about location, hours, pricing and more. more

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Central Park is beautiful in all seasons and weather. No matter how many times you walk through the Park, there is always something new to see and discover. more

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Have you ever taken the path less traveled through Central Park? more

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Sheep Meadow is an expansive 15-acre field in Central Park that is used today for sunbathing, kite flying, and relaxing summer picnics. more

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It's easy to forget that you are in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park! more

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Central Park's Hans Christian Andersen statue was erected in 1956 to commemorate the author's 150th birthday. This tribute to the Dutch poet, novelist, and children's author, was made possible through a donation by the Danish America Women's Assoc. more

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