Cat Rock: E64
South of the Dairy and overlooking the Wollman Rink
is a sizable outcropping dubbed Cat Rock. This Central Park rock formation offers a spectacular view west of the City skyline.
Many trees crown this rock as they squeeze their trunks through the stone’s crevices. Avid rock
climbers easily race their way to the top while beginners usually take the easy way up and use the stairs that are chiseled into the rock.
These steps connect directly to the East Drive making the journey to the other side of the rock effortless.
Cat Rock has become a haven for people watchers and sunbathers and is dotted with bodies on those
special warm spring or summer days.