10. The Belvedere Hosts Events Every Year

Belvedere Castle is not only a beautiful site to look at, but also a venue for talks, performances, community get-togethers, family programs, and more. With the new opening, it will once again become an important part of the New York community. To think, Belvedere Castle itself was not even in the original Greensward Plan developed for the park.

The Castle has already served as the base for a range of different city events, like a New Year’s Eve bike ride starting in Washington Square Park and ending at the high point of the Castle, an interactive lecture on New York City’s wildlife, and a scavenger hunt held by the Museum of the City of New York. With its reopening, the Castle can once again take its place as a cultural hub in the midst of the park. Starting June 28th, come experience this literal and figurative high point of Central Park!

See the castle for yourself and learn more about the history of Central Park on one of our upcoming Secrets of Central Park walking tours! 

Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour

Next, check out, The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Central Park and 10 Historic Ruins and Remnants Inside NYC’s Central Park