Bethesda Terrace

Bethesda Terrace is known as the heart of Central Park, and overlooks the Lake.  It is on two levels, united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under Terrace Drive and is connected to the famous mall.

The heart of Central Park.


Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the terrace, also known as “The Angel of Water”.

two grand staircases.

The pool is centered by a fountain sculpture designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868 and unveiled in 1873 – a great
place for bird watching.

Bethesda Terrace overlooks the Lake in New York City’s Central Park.

The other staircase passes under the Terrace Drive to provide passage to the Mall.

The Mall


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