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Plan for Central Park by Frederick Law Olmsted, 1901

In this plan, the lake and art gallery are gone, along with most of the central walkway system.  They are replaced, in the area of the old DuPont Villa, with a complex of buildings that include a health club (field house) with separate outdoor gymnasiums for men and women along with, tennis courts, along with an open-air picnic shelter and the vine-covered colonnade to the pergola and wishing well.  Just north and west of this complex is a large wading pool for children. A main feature of this plan is the tall hedgerow which insulates the park as a secluded oasis from the bustling city.  The plan accounts for and preserves most of the mature to ancient trees that existed in the earlier DuPont Central Park.  Present layout  Back to the 1884 layout

 

Start Page   History of Central Park
Central Park Plans 1884, 1901, 1990s

Views of Central Park before 1904
Postcard Views of Central Park 1905-1920

    

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