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At 26 feet high and 96 feet in diameter, this fountain is one of the largest in the City. Created by sculptor Emma Stebbins, it commemorates the 1842 opening of the Croton Aqueduct, which brought fresh water from Westchester County into New York City and ended the cholera epidemic.
The Central Park Zoo is a 6.5-acre (2.6 ha) zoo located at the southeast corner of Central Park. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
A gentle slope overlooking the Lake with views of the Ramble, Cherry Hill is a popular spot for sunbathing and picnicking. It provides the perfect setting for conversations and relaxation, with the recognizable Lake in the background.
Skating in central park is a great family activity, but couples can also enjoy a romantic skate. This is a seasonal activity, open from late October to April, and if you are visiting New York in the winter, a skate in Central Park on a sunny day is a memorable event.
Strawberry Fields is a memorial to John Lennon, who was tragically murdered in front of the Dakota apartments just off the west side of the park. A mosaic is set in the pathway with the word "Imagine" inscribed, named after Lennon's 1971 song.
In addition to renting rowboats, visitors at the Loeb Boathouse can hire an authentic Venetian gondola or dine with views of the Lake. The Loeb Boathouse that New Yorkers and visitors know so well today opened at the Lake's northeastern tip in 1954, after the Park's original boathouse fell into disrepair and was torn down.
Four rows of American elm trees form a cathedral-like canopy over this heavily trafficked, quarter-mile pedestrian path called the Mall, which is the only intentional straight line in the Park. The Mall provides a perfectly picturesque cinematic setting for chats on a bench and long walks.
The Ramble and Lake are two geographic features of Central Park in Manhattan, New York City. Part of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's 1857 Greensward Plan for Central Park, the features are located on the west side of the park between the 66th and 79th Street transverses.