Cherry Hill: C72
Originally intended as a turnaround for carriages and a watering place for horses the crest of the hill also provided visitors to Central Park the contemplative space so admired today.
Carriages still turn into the fountain setting to provide their patrons with a wonderful view of the Lake
, but the fountain no longer provides water for thirsty animals.
Named for the cherry trees that grace the landscape in the spring the hill gently slopes downward as it merges with the southern shoreline of the Lake
. Many visitors find the spring blooming forsythia
particularly appealing. Visitors also enjoy Cherry Hill for its serene environment and great view of the Lake.