The North Woods: C105
The North Woods at the Ravine
are the dense woodlands covering the northwest quadrant of Central Park from 101st to 110th Street.
This reserve with a wide variety of trees and shrubs with its many visiting species of birds is a haven and cherished retreat for naturalists and occasional visitors to the area.
Though damaged to a good extent by the introduction in the 1960s of the Lasker Pool
, which cut away its extension to the edge of the Meer
it endures in the hearts of Park lovers as a formidable reminder of the intent of the Park's designers Olmsted and Vaux
That intent was to preserve in the heart of a growing metropolis a treasured reserve of nature that would endure through time and resist in its magnificence any attempts to destroy it.