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Belvedere Castle

@ Central Park

Located in Central Park is Belvedere Castle, which in Italian means ‘beautiful view.’

Originally designed in 1865 by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, Belvedere Castle was intended to be a Victorian Folly.

In 2018, the Central Park Conservancy conducted a second renovation of Belvedere Castle.

It contains exhibit rooms and an observation deck, and since 1919, has also housed the official Central Park weather station. The castle serves now as a visitor center and gift shop.

Free family and community programs hosted at Belvedere Castle include birding and other Central Park Conservancy discovery programs for families as well as a variety of history and natural history programs led by NYC Urban Park Rangers, including stargazing/astronomy and wildlife-education events.

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