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Sculptures & Architecture

Frederick Douglass Statue

Joseph Kellard Kellard Media (www.kellardmedia.com)

A bronze statue of the abolitionist leader stands inside of Frederick Douglass Circle, unveiled by the Hungarian artist Gabriel Koren in 2011. The circle marks the transition from the Upper West Side to Harlem on the northwest point of Central Park. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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Balto Statue

Cal Vornberger

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. Read more

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Swedish Cottage

Cal Vornberger

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. Read 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 Danish poet, novelist, and children's author, was made possible through a donation by the Danish America Women's Assoc. Read more

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"Artists' Gate" by PVE

Facing out onto Avenue of the Americas, Artists' Gate was part of Olmsted and Vaux's original design plan. Read more

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Bandshell by Wired New York

The Naumburg Bandshell has come a long way from its beginnings as a mere classical music arena. The site of both a speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. and a eulogy read for John Lennon, it has become a place of historical importance. Read more

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The outdoor Delacorte Theater is the summer home of the annual "Shakespeare in the Park" production. Begun in 1957 by Joseph Papp as part of the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, the annual productions draw thousands to the open. Read more

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Pilgrim Hill received its name from the statue, sculpted and cast in bronze by John Quincy Adams Ward. Read more

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Greyshot Arch

"Greyshot Arch" by raccettura

One of the most frequently used arches in Central Park, this arch is 80 feet long and ten feet high. Read more

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Still Hunt

"Still Hunt" by Jay_Singer

Still Hunt, the creation of sculptor Edward Kemeys, is a bronze sculpture of a panther getting ready to spring. Read more

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The Delacorte Music Clock is a great attraction for kids, playing a total of 44 songs that change with the season. It's located near the Children's Zoo and Wildlife Center. Read more

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The Grand Army Plaza is the primary east side entrance to Central Park, taking its name from the Union Army in the Civil War. Read more

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Though often referred to by its nickname, Cleopatra's Needle, this ancient artifact was in fact commissioned by Pharaoh Thutmosis III around 1500 BC in celebration of his 3rd jubilee (or the 30th year of his reign). Read more

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Located near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greywacke Arch is highly ornamental and is noted for its Saracenic pointed arch that mimics Middle Eastern and Spanish style architecture. Read more

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The Ladies Pavilion's antique-style construction, location, and beauty have made it one of the most sought-after locations for special events, especially weddings ceremonies and photo shoots. Read more

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Cop Cot is one of the older structures in Central Park; it is a reproduction of one of the original wooden shelters that were common in the park in the late 1860s and is the largest remaining wooden shelter in the park. Read more

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This twelve foot, pink and gray granite arch has a railing of 100 feet and a passageway that is 34 feet in length, providing quick passage to Wien Walk. Read more

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The Trefoil Arch, noted for its unique style and design, provides a pathway from Conservatory Water to the Lake. Read more

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  • Still Hunt

    "Still Hunt" by Jay_Singer

    Still Hunt

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