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Morningside Park for OHNY
October 16, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Designed to maximize the scenic potential of a narrow strip of land too rugged to accommodate Manhattan’s street grid, Morningside Park is a masterful work of the team that also designed Central and Prospect parks. Massive and rugged retaining walls, grand and steep stairs, scenic overlooks and meandering paths cutting through native rock form a composition lauded by contemporaries as perhaps the greatest achievement of park designer Calvert Vaux. Having endured decades of neglect and controversial proposals such as a Columbia University gym that would have radically altered its design, the park is enjoying a remarkable period of revitalization.
Learn about Morningside Park’s history and exciting future and explore the park’s flora, fauna, and art installations on this walking tour led by Brad Taylor, the president of the Friends of Morningside Park.
We will be walking up and down steep terrain. Be prepared to climb and descend lots of stairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes.