Morningside Park

Morningside Park 116th Street Staircase

Date Constructed: 1883 – 1895
Design: The 1873 plan by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux was reworked by Jacob Wrey Mould in 1880.

Description: One of the four designated historic Harlem Parks, Morningside Park sits on the eastern side of the region’s cliff next to Harlem and stretches 13 blocks. Under and around the park lays schist, a metaphoric rock that is formed with mineral grains and can be split into flakes. The park used to have a waterfall which unfortunately failed in 2018, however, there are many amenities around the park which include restrooms, baseball fields, handball courts, playgrounds, and many others.