Belvedere Castle

The Belvedere Castle is an extraordinary part of Central Park .  It was originally handed over in 1867 from the Croton Aqueduct Board to the park to look after it.  There have been several changes made through the years.  In the early 1900’s the Weather Bureau had its operations there and continued all the way until 1960’s.  The tower at the castle is the highest point in Central park .  The amazing thing about the Castle is the views.  Staring out north from the castle... Read More

Turtle Pond

Turtle Pond in Central Park is a habitat for turtles (red-eared slider, snapping, box, painted, and musk turtles).  At sunset you can see the Belvedere Castle and trees over the lake with colorful sunset reflections, which is more beautiful than it is during the day.  Nearby Attractions: Belvedere Castle, Turtle Pond, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare in the Park, Great Lawn and Cedar Hill. Sunset  - This spot in Turtle Pond is east of Belvedere Castle. Visitors and... Read More

Great Lawn

The Great Lawn has presented over the years some of the most popular concert events in the history of New York. The lawn is 55 acres of green pastors where people play softball, soccer, frisbee, as well as picnicking, and sunbathing.  On September 15th, Andrea Bocelli performed in Central Park at the Great Lawn for 60,000 people. If you missed the concert it will air December 2nd at 9 PM as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Last night people laid out their blankets, brought... Read More

Shakespeare Garden

Shakespeare Garden in Central Park is filled with beautiful colorful flowers, which covers four-acres of plants that change according to the season. This garden is named after the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare, located near the Delacorte Theatre, where Shakespeare in the Park is held every summer.   Click Here to view Shakespeare Garden in June The garden is filled with flowers and bronze plaques with quotations from William Shakespeare masterpieces. The... Read More

Belvedere Castle

The Belvedere Castle and the Vista Rock offers the highest elevation view point of all of Central Park.  This castle is hidden in the middle of Central Park and most people don’t even know about the castle, unless you see it from the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, or the Delacorte Theater.  The Castle was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1865 – A historical landmark in Central Park. Belvedere Castle provides great views of  the vast beautiful landscape. Belvedere... Read More